6 He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: 7 ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’ ”
He has Risen! Knowing that on Resurrection Sunday Jesus will defeat death, we rejoice in serving a God that is all powerful. Jesus’ life consistently demonstrates to us that the impossible can be made possible and that our faith is the greatest weapon we can use against the enemy. One of my favorite songs is “What a Beautiful Name” by Hillsong and it reminds me of the powerful and loving God we serve. A father that sent his only son to die for our sins and is continually fighting for our salvation. Part of this song proclaims this message when it states that:
Death could not hold You, the veil tore before You
You silenced the boast, of sin and grave
The heavens are roaring, the praise of Your glory
For You are raised to life again
You have no rival, You have no equal
Now and forever, Our God reigns
Yours is the Kingdom, Yours is the glory
Yours is the Name, above all names
During Holy Week we rejoice knowing that our sins are already paid for and we serve a God that gives us power through the Holy Spirit. Our Lord wants us to have authority over our faith and start to believe in the impossible. To believe in miracles like the dead rising from the grave, the ill finding a cure, or the lost being found.
Consider the following:
This Lent we went through a series that gave us the courage to have authority over our health, relationships, finances, and purpose. Today the final step is authority over our faith and doing everything in our power to protect it from the enemies’ distractions. We have nothing to worry about because through faith, worship, and community we can overcome any obstacle that comes our way. On Resurrection Sunday we celebrate the life of Jesus Christ and the promises that God has made to His people. We are renewed through Christ, sustained by the Holy Spirit, and grounded in the love of God. There is nothing we cannot accomplish this year, so go forth with joy and gratitude in your heart.