Even the Angels Weep, Christian Holiday, Good ...

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Easter is a powerful season that shows how God can turn death into life. Jesus Himself said it at the Last Supper in Luke 22:20, “After supper he took another cup of wine and said, ‘This cup is the new covenant between God and his people—an agreement confirmed with my blood, which is poured out as a sacrifice for you.'” Jesus proceeded to the cross, shed His blood and died, but death couldn’t hold him down! Since He is the truth, the way and the life, death had nothing on Him, and through Him, death has nothing on us! The end of His earthly life was just the beginning of our heavenly one.

I love the thought that if you had been the only human alive, Jesus would have gone to the cross to bring you back. That is His heart for you. We are dead without Him. Our endeavors, careers, entertainment, relationships, parenting, religion, accomplishments and even our charity are nothing but filthy rags without Him. Everything we are and do is dead, because we didn’t conquer death. He did.

We were created to live. Whatever seems dead in your life now, there is hope and there is life in Him. When Jesus went to the cross and said, “It is finished”, He abolished death. I mean He killed it! If He is able to raise us from the dead, how much more able is he to take your broken dreams and replace them with ones that are full of life and bring you new life in the process? This is why our strength can be renewed and we can look forward to our future trusting Him. His power is unlimited, His love is eternal, and He showed it by dying for each and every one of us.

When we grasp the fullness of who Jesus is and what He offers, our lives change. We go from death to life, from selfishness to love, from fear to trust, from taking to giving, from flying solo to community. Jesus might have died, but by rising from the dead, His sacrifice is now the greatest gift of all – life to all who are thirsty for it. Happy Easter.

  1. Joybird says:

    Happy Easter, Petri!

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