Jesus is alive! Paul says, “If Jesus was not raised from the dead, we are the most to be pitied.”
“We” means the people who have put their trust in Him. Paul also says in 1 Corinthians 15; “Our preaching,” (people like me, who bring words of hope to you), “are the most to be pitied. And what we are doing is in vain.” There’s nothing that’s going to come out of this event if Jesus didn’t raise.
There’s always a but.
God sent His Son to die on the cross, and that’s not the end of the story. But he raised him again!
We preach the gospel; we proclaim God’s goodness and love to everyone all over the world because Jesus is alive! What we’re doing is not in vain. We should proclaim this good news and spread the gospel everywhere we can. Because one day, that Jesus who died on the cross for us will come back again.
He will be rewarding those who have obeyed His commandments and will say well done, thou good and faithful servant.
Yes, I know resurrection day is about us giving thanks to God, but it’s much more than that for me.
Jesus alive is a charge to wake up early, prepare materials, read the word, pray, and connect to God more.
The veil has been torn, and I can go to God anytime. He gives all the guidance and the help I need to proclaim His good news to the people.
Do you believe in the risen Christ today?
My dear friends, wherever you are, Jesus wants to reach you. When Jesus rose, and Mary Magdalene went to the tomb to look for him, Jesus met her.
The woman who was suffering before, whom society thought was just another adulterous woman; that’s the first-person Jesus met!
Jesus wants to meet you where you are.
He resurrected for you. I hope you can hear these words of hope.
It doesn’t matter what you’ve done.
Or about what your parents did to you.
Or about what anyone is ever going to do to you.
Come as you are, wherever you are, whatever you’ve done, He loves you.
Yes, even you. Jesus loves you so very much that if he came to die only for you, all He endured would be worth it.
Christ is risen for you; He is risen for me. Today, we need to reflect on this goodness. And not only reflect on it but also do something about it.
I hear the His words; I go and do.
Go produce fruits; as you hear this, go share with someone else. People around you want to hear these words of hope. Christ died for them too.
Whatever their past looks like, He died for them.
Everyone has a past. Everyone has things they would rather have hidden. Jesus will not judge you today when you come as you are before it’s too late.
Because he’s coming again soon. When He comes again, for the second time, then, He will judge you.
On that great day, you want to be among those He says to, “you are my sheep. I know you’re my sheep because you’ve heard about what I said. And you’ve done what I told you to do. So, well done, good and faithful servant, for obeying me.”
Remember, obedience is better than sacrifice.
What you think you’re sacrificing right now is not as important as obeying and opening your heart to Christ. Jesus can come in the chambers of your heart and dwell with you through His Spirit forever And
I hope you do this today. Jesus is risen; He is risen indeed.
Father, thank you for sending your son, Jesus. I pray that those who celebrate the resurrection will do so by proclaiming your goodness so more can know Your saving grace. In Jesus’ name, Amen.