An Easter Thought

Christ is risen…He is risen indeed!

We live in a time where there is so much bad news. It’s great to hear the good news of the gospel in Jesus Christ! So many of us need encouragement to face the many setbacks that could easily become opportunities for discouragement and even despair. This Easter we remember that the Lord is risen! All things are possible with God! Good news always overcomes bad news in the end when viewed with the eyes of faith, hope, and love in Christ.
All of us have resurrection stories; whether it be a recovery from an illness, a family coming together, a child scoring their first goal or hitting their first base hit in little league. Whatever the testimony, the resurrection story continues in our everyday living. If we look for them, we can find them even in the midst of a crucifixion season we may be in.
We live in a time when perhaps more than ever before, our culture needs to hear the gospel of Jesus Christ again! We need Christian revival! Our entire nation needs revival in Christ! All things are possible with God, so this dream is not unfounded. Faith is the “substance” (Greek: hypostisis), or “personification” of things hoped for, things not yet seen. Faith brings into the “now’, the things that we only hope for in the future. We walk by faith in these things, and not merely by the sight of current setbacks, challenges, or even failures. Let’s all dare to have faith that true revival in Jesus Christ can happen in our day and time, in this culture, right now! This is the message of Easter this year for me. And I hope it is for you too!
Just a thought
Pastor Anthony

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