He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead, just as he said would happen. Come, see where his body was lying.
Jesus is risen! This is the greatest news ever, and that’s what we celebrate today and every day! It’s the most powerful and glorious day of victory. The painful cross is bare, and the tomb is empty. And it’s empty forever. He is no longer at the cemetery, He is no longer dead, HE IS ALIVE. His victory over sin, sickness, every demon, a spiritually dark world and death provides each of us with the greatest opportunity to start over, to make a brand new beginning. Maybe you’ve failed in your couple, in your children’s education, at your job or in many different places. As humans we are fallible. But as Christ died for us and rose again, He is alive today. We can believe in the resurrection power for new beginnings. Through Jesus, God gave us unconditional love and unlimited possibilities. We can repent of our mistakes and He will not consider what we’ve done in the past, as He has forgiven us once and for all. He only cares about our future. Hope has its deepest roots in the reality of Jesus´ resurrection.
The apostle Paul made this very clear when he wrote, “and if Christ has not been raised, then all our preaching is useless, and your faith is useless … And if our Hope in Christ in only for this life, we are more to be pitied than anyone in the world” (1 Corinthians 15:14, 19). He was reminding us that our faith is based on the fact that Jesus defeated death, the last great enemy we face. Because Jesus left the tomb and He is alive, our Hope transcends life and makes eternity possible.
When we put our trust and hope in Jesus and depend on His power in our lives, we are relying on the very same power that not only created the universe, but also raised Jesus from the dead. That same power that resurrected Jesus from the grave can resurrect your dreams. It can resurrect your marriage, your health, your business, your future. The power behind a new beginning with Jesus is the power of the resurrection through the Holy Spirit that will fill your whole life today!
Prayer: Thank you Jesus that you died for me. And thanks God that you’ve released the resurrection power over Jesus, who is alive today not only to save me but also to deliver me, to heal me and to give me a brand new beginning. I put my trust and hope in Jesus, expecting the power of the Holy Spirit that resurrected Jesus to come over me right now. In Jesus name, Amen.
Quote: Hope has its deepest roots in the reality of Jesus´ resurrection.
Song: Forever Live – Kari Jobe