During this week, Christians around the world remember the execution of Jesus Christ to which He willingly subjected Himself on our behalf. This coming Sunday we will celebrate His glorious resurrection from death which confirmed His Lordship over all things.
To outsiders this event might be a myth or without significance. But to those who truly know Him, it imparts meaning and significance to our existence in a way that nothing else can. The Gospel writer and apostle John wrote that the world could not hold all the books that should be written about Jesus and His life. Most of us would agree that He is bigger than words, or books, but just the same we cannot help but try to describe Him and what He has done for us.
Paul prayed for the believers in his day that they eyes of their hearts would be enlightened, so that they would know the hope of His calling, the riches of His glory and the power toward those of us who believe which was demonstrated in Christ’s resurrection from the dead, and His exaltation to the right hand of the throne of God. (Ephesians 1:18-23)
Oh how do we need to be reminded of this fact, and that the very same power that raised Christ from the dead dwells in all of those who believe in Him and are “born from above.” (Romans 8:9-11) The reality of that historical event must be believed, embraced, and experienced. The miracle of His resurrection becomes a personal miracle for everyone who does believe, embrace, and experience His life for themselves.
This season is a good time to encourage ourselves to partake of the full inheritance we already have in Jesus. If we sense that our experience does not always agree with what others have described in the Scriptures, we need only to be honest before Him. His help is readily available, for He desires to share His victory with us! All over the world, this Sunday those who love and serve Jesus Christ will gather together to praise, honor and celebrate Him and His victory over death, hell and the grave. What a great opportunity to rejoice with others and receive all that He has provided for us, sharing His love and victory with others!