The resurrection of Jesus changed everything! It ushered in a whole new world.
You may have your doubts, of course. Thomas, one of Jesus’ followers did. He had said he would have to see and touch the nail prints and the scar in Jesus’ side before he would believe he had risen from the dead.
But when Jesus appeared to him and invited him to do just that, he didn’t. He simply replied, “My Lord, and my God!” (John 20:28). No-one had ever called Jesus, “my God” before. It was an indication that the world had changed forever!
Resurrection Can Seriously Change Your Life!
How has the resurrection of Jesus changed your life? It should help us live and act as if God’s justice and glory are already filling the whole world. It should encourage us to announce his victory in advance of his coming. We are called to be Proclaimers of the Resurrection, to tell everyone God’s story.
When you’re on the mission field this week, will you carry in your heart the truth of the resurrection of Jesus Christ?
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By the way, after a suggestion by Major Paul Hilditch a few weeks ago, we ended our Easter Sunday evening worship with the Christmas carol, Hark! the herald angels sing! The third verse, in particular, is just as relevant to Easter as it is to Christmas:
3 Hail the Heaven-born Prince of Peace!
Hail the Sun of righteousness!
Light and life to all he brings,
Risen with healing in his wings.
Mild he lays his glory by,
Born that man no more may die,
Born to raise the sons of earth,
Born to give them second birth.
Hark! the herald angels sing:
Glory to the newborn King.
Charles Wesley (1707-1788)
Copied from The Song Book of The Salvation Army
Song Number 108
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