The Christian faith is one of hope. In a world where evil abounds, the resurrection of Jesus Christ is God’s announcement to the world that ultimately evil does not have the last word. No matter how bad things get in our lives and in the world, God has a way of bringing life out of death; good out of evil; hope and renewal out of what appears to be a hopeless situation.
In these days when we hear about other religions declaring war in the name of their god, our faith reminds us that the greatest battle has already been fought and won. On Calvary, God In Christ conquered the powers of darkness and evil. And on Sunday morning when He got up from the grave, He declared for all time that He and He alone has all power in his hands.
We can be encouraged today. No matter what is going on in our lives, if we surrender ourselves and the situation to God, He can lead us through it and give us the victory over it. No matter how dismal world events are at this time in history, God will bring His will to earth. Our faith encourages us not to be nervous, but trusting; not to be fearful, but believing. Christ is risen from the dead! This gives us the blessed hope that no matter how hopeless things may seem for us, with God all things are possible. Only believe. His resurrection is not just a hope that we can believe in after we die, it is hope that lives in our hearts from day to day and inspires us to keep on living and looking for the best. Be blessed today and always for Christ is risen. Let Him live in your heart and He will give you a hope to hang on to and a song to sing on your way.
Christ is risen! He is risen indeed!