Easter Sunday—for Christian believers a most Holy day, our celebration of the Risen Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ. We rejoice that the King of Kings who humbled Himself, became man and sacrifice, suffering the Crucifixion—rose from the dead, as indeed He said He would.
God’s Law♦ was fulfilled in Him so that people can have the New Covenant life of righteousness, promise and provision, and live eternally with God in Heaven. He is our Redeemer, through Him we have redemption from the curse of Adam’s sin—and from our own sins. He is The Word made flesh; He is the Way, the Truth and the Life†.
I was thinking this past week about how, when calamity befalls us or we’re mired in protracted darkness of the soul, we perhaps privately ask, “Oh God, my God—why have you forsaken me?” Honestly, during 60-plus years I’ve asked that question a few times…and in much less graceful turns of phrase I dare not share.
Now that I’ve gained a bit of wisdom and a measure of humility, I ask the Lord, “What would you have me learn from this?” For in every burden and ‘bad day’, there is a blessing if I seek it, a door that opens into more of Him.
My faith-walk is not static; I am learning, progressing and processing; still battling demons—even though the Bible teaches that Jesus defeated them all at the Cross; and yet tilting at daily stuff (some mere windmills, à la Don Quixote) like everyone else, regardless of their beliefs.
This is what I’m meditating on, Easter/Resurrection Day, 2017: “VICTORY” means HE IS GREATER than the “whatever” that is confronting, challenging me on any given hour, week. He is so much greater/larger, more powerful and mighty than opposition, poverty, obstacles, emotional dysfunction, mental/physical limitations; brokenness within me—and in the outside world which impacts me…a world which falls further everyday from God’s grace. He offers His grace through Jesus, yet many refuse Him.
I cannot refuse The Grace, His “mercies new every morning”*. For I say with the Psalmist, and the Prophet Jeremiah:
English Standard Version
*Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears us up; God is our salvation. Selah
*…22The LORD’S lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, For His compassions never fail. 23They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. 24“The LORD is my portion,” says my soul, “Therefore I have hope in Him.”… Lamentations 3:23
Earnestly, I pray that if you don’t know the Lord Jesus Christ, you’ll accept the opportunity before you today to meet the Living God. He will change your life in undreamed of ways, as wondrous as those the Bible tells from long ago.
I have tasted and seen that the Lord is good**; His lovingkindness—steadfast love—is better than life***.
May you all be Blessed ♥
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**Taste and See the Lord is Good
…7The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear Him, And rescues them. 8O taste and see that the LORD is good; How blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him! 9O fear the LORD, you His saints; For to those who fear Him there is no want.… Psalm 34:7-8 New American Standard Bible
Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee.
†Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me will live, even though he dies.
†The Way, the Truth, and the Life
5“Lord,” said Thomas, “we do not know where You are going, so how can we know the way?” 6Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. 7If you had known Me, you would know My Father as well. From now on you do know Him and have seen Him.”… John 14:5-6
†In Him was life, and that life was the light of men.
The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the one and only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.
♦For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
Romans 10:4 New International Version
♦Christ is the culmination of the law so that there may be righteousness for everyone who believes.
Matthew 5:17 New International Version
♦“Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.
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