Yesterday was Easter. It was awesome. What an exciting time to celebrate the ultimate victory. Jesus is God, and it is evidenced in his ability to overcome Death. We serve a RISEN SAVIOR.
We sang “Christ the Lord has risen today” as a part of the service. I love when we sing old hymns that are so spiritually rich in their lyrical content.
The lyric that jumped out at me was “made like Him, like Him we rise” which finds it foundation in Romans 8:11
“It stands to reason, doesn’t it, that if the alive-and-present God who raised Jesus from the dead moves into your life, he’ll do the same thing in you that he did in Jesus, bringing you alive to himself? When God lives and breathes in you (and he does, as surely as he did in Jesus), you are delivered from that dead life. With his Spirit living in you, your body will be as alive as Christ’s!” (MSG)
We celebrate as believers, not only Christ’s triumph over death, but our own triumph. Our triumph afforded by that one single act. POWERFUL.
The one other part of the sermon that really hit me was Jesus’ last words on the cross. From John 19:30 “After Jesus drank the wine, he said, “Everything is done!” He bowed his head and died.” (CEV)
My pastor said, God is not in the rewind business, there are no do-overs. God is in the restoration business. So many of us allow ourselves to be weighed down by our past. I think that some of us need some cross moments in our life. I think we need to embrace and celebrate and say with authority… “everything is done.”
I hope that everyone who reads this had a wonderful holiday. I hope that you are able to use the power that is available to raise the dead to do great in mighty things in your life.