The Hope of Easter
As we celebrate Easter today, which marks the resurrection of Jesus Christ, I am reminded of the hope that His death-defeating act brought us.
Today DOES NOT give us a hope that:
- Life is all good.
- We won't have any pain or hurt.
- We'll win every battle.
- We won't ever cry again.
But IT DOES give us a hope that:
- Life hurts sometimes - but it will all be healed one day (i.e. the end of all time when Jesus reclaims all of His Creation).
- We will have pain AND hurt, yet God will always journey through that pain and hurt with us.
- Even when we lose battles in life, we have won the war through Jesus Christ.
- God weeps with us. (See John 11: 33-35)
Our hope today is that "It's Not Over Yet" - which is summed up beautifully in this song by the band for King & Country.
Today, have hope. It's not over yet.