We have celebrated that Christ conquered sin and death for us and rose from the grave; we have sung and prayed and done our best to glorify God and inspire others. But, as we all return to our day to day responsibilities, the question arises, what will each of us do differently in light of all the assurance, hope, and inspiration we have received over Easter? As disciples of Christ can our lives remain unchanged?
The death and resurrection of Christ is the foundation of our faith, however the theological capstone if you like is that Jesus was raised to glory in order to take His place at the right hand of the Father. He has gone from being the despised, suffering servant, to being the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Jesus has been vindicated and is now ruling over his kingdom.
For us this means that we can have a life which overflows with confidence, joy and hope. It means that we can under take the mission of sharing the Gospel with friends, family and work colleagues and have no fear because He has promised to go with us; that He will never leave us and never forsake us. It means that we can have full assurance and ultimate confidence in His promise that he will indeed return and make all things new.
The resurrection of Christ marked a new beginning for those early believers, and that should be true for all Christians today, too. As disciples let’s all commit to walk forward together in a renewed sense of awe and wonder and celebrate the breathtaking truth of Easter with us into our every day! Let’s allow the knowledge that He is indeed reigning at the right hand of the Father, to constantly impact our decisions and actions; and let’s all commit to live each moment as an opportunity to worship and serve Him like never before!
Christ is risen! Hallelujah! Praise be to God!