Friday, April 18, 2014

Hope of Easter

"Some people believe Jesus came to do sweet, pleasant things, like turning bad people into nice people. Not so. As someone once said, our Lord and Savior came to turn dead people into living ones - and there's nothing sentimental about that." Joni Eareckson Tada

The hope of Easter lies in the fact that Jesus came to give life, to turn dead people into living ones. I myself am so grateful that death has been conquered, that it has no hold on me. I am also grateful that the offer of eternal life, true life, is available in the here and now.

Though not a completely typical verse for Easter, 1 Corinthians 15:55-57 has always been a favorite of mine:

Death has been swallowed up in victory.
55 Death, where is your victory?
Death, where is your sting?
56 Now the sting of death is sin,
and the power of sin is the law.
57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory
through our Lord Jesus Christ!

Victory of sin and death belongs to those who place their faith in the risen Savior, Jesus Christ! That is the hope of Easter.


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