Happy Easter Sunday everyone!
I know this isn’t quite the Easter you imagined. It’s hard for many not to be allowed to gather with family and/or friends, and not be able to attend a service with your church congregation. Though these are challenging times, we have such a great reason to celebrate. We remember the greatest sacrifice in history, when Jesus died, taking the sins of the world.
1 Peter 2:24 “He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.”
This death, that we remember on Good Friday, was not permanent! Three days later, a miracle was witnessed.
Matthew 28:5-6 “The 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 lay.”
He is risen! Praise the Lord that because of Jesus’ death and resurrection, we are wiped clean of our sins. We are welcomed into a relationship with God, now and for eternity.
Romans 10:9 “Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”
Although there is a sadness in Easter being different this year, I actually believe it is perfect timing. We need hope at a time like this, and what greater hope is there than in Jesus? What a perfect time to see social media filled with verses of hope instead of discouraging news reports, to maybe receive a text or call wishing joy, and to turn to the parts of scripture that remind us that we need not worry for we are saved.
I hope and pray you all have a good Easter!