This Easter Sunday we want to remember the families and friends of all of those who have lost loved ones, especially over the past year, and all of us, like myself, who are celebrating Christ alone this Easter.
The message of hope on this Resurrection Sunday is that because Jesus came, and lived, and died, and lived again, our hope is in him, and whosoever believes in him will never die but have eternal life.
As Jesus hung on the cross between two thieves, one of them mocked him saying, “Are you not the Christ? Save yourself and us!” While the other said, “Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? ...but this man has done nothing wrong. And he said, ‘Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.’” From the cross Jesus replied, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise” (Luke 23:39-43 ESV).
Christ’s Blood poured out through Jesus’ suffering and death are the proof of our salvation. His Resurrection is the proof of the promise that God has given us of eternal life (John 3:16).