Hallelujah! Christ has risen! He has won the victory over sin and death. This fact is the foundation of the Christian faith. Because of Jesus’ resurrection, it becomes possible to get saved. Moreover, this resurrection also empowers us to live free from fear.
Scriptures: Now after the Sabbath, as the first day of the week began to dawn, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the tomb. 2 And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone [a]from the door, and sat on it. 3 His countenance was like lightning, and his clothing as white as snow. 4 And the guards shook for fear of him and became like dead men.
5 But the angel answered and said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. 6 He is not here; for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.“ (Matthew 28:1-6 New King James Version)
Jesus Christ has risen. He is no longer in the grave. The Messiah has won the victory over sin death, both now and forever. By rising from the tomb, Jesus Christ makes it possible to receive complete forgiveness for our sins, to be in a relationship with God, and to look forward to spending eternity with God. As Scripture tells us,
12 Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12 New King James Version)
In addition to providing salvation, by His resurrection, Jesus has already conquered every fear, sorrow, and trial we could ever face. Though we still experience heartache and tribulations, we shall not be overtaken, for Jesus Christ has won the ultimate victory. The truth of this Resurrection empowers us to gladly, say, like the Apostle Paul:
” 8 We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; 9 persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed” (2 Corinthians 4:8-9 New King James Version)
When we know and believe that Jesus Christ has risen has overcome the grave, we can truly live without fear. Even when this life renders our hearts shattered in pieces, we can still walk in perfect peace with Jesus, holding onto the hope found in the Risen Savior.
If you have already accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior, I encourage you to hold onto the hope that comes with knowing we serve a Risen Savior. The tomb will forever remain empty. In the face of any adversity that comes your way, such as a terminal diagnosis, the loss of a loved one, a family torn apart, we can say with all our hearts “Hallelujah! Christ has risen!”
If you have not already accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, may I invite you to consider pursuing a relationship with Him? Jesus Christ came into this world, lived amongst us, died on the Cross, and rose on the third day so that it would be possible for you and me to pursue a relationship with Him. This relationship promises not just a blessed eternity with Christ in Heaven, but also peace, love, and purpose here on Earth. To experience this relationship with God through His Son Jesus Christ is to discover the reason why we live. Would you consider making peace with Jesus Christ today?
May God Bless You,