This week is the week the entire Christian faith is built around. If there’s no resurrection, all this is for nothing. Those aren’t my words, but Paul’s.
“If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith.”1 Corinthians 15:13-14 NIV
How timely is this pandemic to happen around this time of year. I think we could all use the reminder that Covid-19, nor anything else has won! Jesus has won. Why? Because He DID rise from the dead. Our entire faith is built upon THE EVENT that is the resurrection. And, as Paul stated, if there’s no resurrection then this is all useless.
What a time to be alive and even more so to live with this great hope! Here’s why I wanted to hone in on the Resurrection. Not just because it’s Easter week (I don’t like to be cliche) but it’s the most hopeful thing we have right now!
If you need to remember anything right now, remember this = Jesus is STILL risen and STILL on the throne! What people say about me, pales in comparison to that hope. Whatever trials we face, pales in comparison to that hope. In the midst of job loss, it pales in comparison to that hope. In the midst of a still rapidly spreading pandemic, it pales in comparison to that hope.
This isn’t meant to be an overly-optimistic post that tries to lie it’s way into your anxiety. It’s scary right now, but nothing rises above the fact that Jesus is still risen and therefore, we have great hope! If you read this blog, I want to sincerely thank you. But I also want to encourage you to take heart, there is hope. We aren’t creating hope, we are merely trying to point others towards the hope that’s already there. It’s there because of the event of the Resurrection which is what this week is all about.
Friday looked dark and gloomy, but Sunday was coming! And Sunday has already come where Jesus rose! So go, and tell someone by how you love them!