Easter is a revival. It is a revival of hope and faith for our lives. No matter how messed up your circumstances are or how hopeless your situation may seem to be, Easter reminds us that all is not lost! God sent His only Son, whom He loved greatly, to live in this world. He experienced what we experience, and was taunted, tortured and tormented. God didn’t have to let His Son suffer, but he did this because He loved us SO much, He did not want us to suffer eternal damnation and separation from Him. Jesus was the bridge that allowed us to come back to God and have a right standing with Him. It’s not because we are right, but because Jesus was so Right, so Blameless and So Holy, He took on the weight of all our sins. This is what gives us hope! No matter what our troubles are this day, they cannot compare to the agony that Jesus suffered for us. And He is so much bigger than any of our troubles. The mishaps, disappointments and failures cannot compare to the glory that will await us if only we will put our faith in Him. They are merely temporary in nature. Easter reminds us that we have a hope in that we have a Father who has our back. We may not have the strength to endure, but He does! And He will see us through the good, bad and ugly. It is not our strength that carries us, but His strength that we lean on to carry us. So as we come to a close on celebrating this Easter Sunday 2014 with our family and friends, its not too late to reflect and remember from whom our strength comes. Take time out to give thanks and be grateful for the greatest gift of all. Jesus Christ our Lord!
19 But [you were purchased] with the precious blood of Christ (the Messiah), like that of a [sacrificial] lamb without blemish or spot.
20 It is true that He was chosen and foreordained (destined and foreknown for it) before the foundation of the world, but He was brought out to public view (made manifest) in these last days (at the end of the times) for the sake of you.
21 Through Him you believe in (adhere to, rely on) God, Who raised Him up from the dead and gave Him honor and glory, so that your faith and hope are [centered and rest] in God.
1Peter 1:19 – 21 Amplified Bible
Happy Easter to All!