Sunday, April 20, 2014

EASTER - He is Risen! Alleluia!

He is Risen! Alleluia!

He is risen indeed! Alleluia!

The Good News of Easter.

The Good News of Easter is that Jesus is alive, and he is leading us to a better future. It was true when the women visited the empty tomb, and it is true today. Whether we are facing a time of grief, a period of personal pain or an experience of hopelessness or desperation, we can look to a Lord who is alive and well and inviting us to follow Him.

The Christ who was crucified knows our deepest personal anguish.

The Christ who was lifeless knows the complete desolation of death.

The Christ who was raised knows the life-giving power of God.

The Christ who goes ahead of us knows that the future is full of promise and possibility.

This news, the Good News of Easter morning, trumps all the reports of death and destruction that tend to dominate our normal morning updates.

Christ is risen! Christ is ahead of us! Christ will lead us forward!

This report is real, compelling and positive — the happiest news of all. Amen.

He is Risen! Alleluia!

He is risen indeed! Alleluia!