“The resurrection gives my life meaning and direction and the opportunity to start over no matter what my circumstances.” Robert Flatt
Today is Easter Sunday and Christians everywhere celebrated the Resurrection of our LORD and Savior Jesus Christ. The story of Jesus Christ’s resurrection is the greatest LOVE story ever told.
It begins on Good Friday when Jesus Christ was executed by crucifixion. HE was nailed to the cross, stoned, pierced in HIS hands and sides until HE hung HIS head and died. When HE was taken down from the cross, HE was placed in a tomb and buried in a cave. An enormous stone was put over the entrance and the tomb was guarded so that no-one could steal HIS body. On the following Sunday, when Mary Magdalene and others visited HIS grave, they found that the stone had been moved and that the tomb was empty. An angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. HE is not here; HE has risen, just as HE said. Come and see the place where HE laid. Then go quickly and tell HIS disciples: ‘HE has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee.” Jesus himself was seen that day, and for days afterward by many people. HIS followers realized that GOD indeed had raised HIS son- Jesus from the dead.
As I reflect on the meaning of Easter, I pondered the word resurrection. The word resurrection, besides its obvious definition –to raise from the dead -also means- to cause something that has ended or been forgotten or lost, to exist again; to be used again, etc. During these last few months, the Coronavirus has caused us to end the way we were accustomed to living our lives. It has altered- the way we interact with others, the way we work, and the way we love. It has disrupted every aspect of our lives. Yet, the definition of resurrection assures us that we will live again.
GOD’s assurances affirm that the Coronavirus will pass and we will have LIFE and have it MORE ABUNDANTLY. So when it ends, what’ will YOUR RESURRECTION look like?
SHIP TALK: How do you plan to resurrect your life?
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