“…You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He is risen! He is not
here. See the place where they laid Him…”. – Mark 16:6
JESUS IS ALIVE! Hallelujah!
The disciples witnessed the gruesome death of the Master and they were devastated, depressed, fearful and hopeless. They were so overwhelmed by the negative emotions that they forgot what the Lord repeatedly told them, that He will rise again and meet them in Galilee.
Similarly, it is easy for us to forget the promises of God when we go through dark seasons and distressing circumstances. We should not allow ourselves to be paralysed by fear rather focus on the promise-keeping God. Indeed, we cannot find the living (eternal matters) among the dead (passing worldly things). Let the message of Resurrection Sunday cause us to shake off the dust of doubt and fear when adversity strikes. There is nothing impossible for our living God(Luke 18:27).
Death’s legal right over man is sin and Jesus paid it in full. There is nothing that the accuser can level against those who are in Christ Jesus. Eternal life is guaranteed to every child of God not because of man’s effort but because of God’s amazing grace.
Let the Resurrection message reverberate in our entire being and activate hope, strength and confidence in us as we face and overcome the present challenges knowing that God is much bigger than the totality of all the problems of this world.
The once in a century pandemic pales in comparison to the greatest event of all times, namely the resurrection of Jesus Christ! Hallelujah! Jesus is risen!
Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart. –Psalm 37:4
Do you remember the excitement you felt when you were about to embark on a much delayed vacation; or the thrill of opening the package of your much awaited brand new gadget; or the heart pounding exhilaration you experienced driving your first car?
In comparison, do you have the same intense excitement and/or unspeakable joy when in comes to the things of God? In reality, eternal issues ought to elicit great delight in us. The Webster English dictionary defines the word DELIGHT as (1) a high degree of gratification or pleasure (2) joy > as in children squealing in delight (3) extreme satisfaction (4) something that gives great pleasure.
Let us delight in the Lord, in His Word, and most importantly, let us find great satisfaction in doing God’s will.