Yesterday, we celebrated a very significant holiday in our Christian faith. Because Christ died, but didn’t stay dead, we can live confidently and victoriously in him everyday. 500 individuals witnessed Jesus’ resurrection. For any court, this would be an open and shut case. Five hundred people saw him afterwards and this is significant. No need for arguments on whether Jesus is whom he said he is. I don’t know of anyone else who could proclaim his death and resurrection and actually do it!
So, we celebrate Easter bigger than the Superbowl, because, well, it is! And while the celebrations were big yesterday, we can live in that same light every day. And while we shouted all over Facebook and Twitter that our “King is alive!” yesterday, the same holds true today. This changes the way I live and the confidence with which I live it.
His promises are still true and they apply to you today!
He will never leave you.
“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6
When we come to him, he provides rest.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30
He leaves us his peace.
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” John 14:27
If you confess and believe that Jesus is Lord, you will be saved.
If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9
And there are many more!
You may have awoken this morning tired, restless or dissatisfied. You may have awoken in fear, anxiety or with questions. The good news is, (if you’ve called on the name of the Lord): your King is alive and interceding on your behalf. You aren’t alone in this life and you haven’t been asked to carry any burden on your own. Cling to the truth today and let it change the way you live. Soon, you may find that no matter what the circumstance, you awaken ready to defeat the day, because the same power that conquered death is alive and at work within YOU. Now, that’s power I can cling to!