He is risen.
As followers of Christ, we believe that this is a historical event with spiritual, mental, emotional, relational, intellectual, and eternal ramifications.
Neither wishful thinking nor a neurosis (Freud).
Not merely a psychological crutch (Nietzsche), although a wonderful crutch.
Not an “opium” for when the average Joe is suffering economically at the hands of an oppressive bourgeoisie (Marx).
Not a made-up meaning for those wanting an “essence” in what is otherwise an absurd and Godless universe (Sartre).
We believe that Jesus is the long-awaited Jewish messiah, Moses’ snake in the wilderness, Rehab’s scarlet thread, and humanity’s only eternal hope.
Easter is this declaration: He came, he died, but the story doesn’t end there.
He rose from the dead so that he can now live in us, with us, and through us.
May our good and gracious Lord remind us today that no matter what we face, he has already overcome. Let hope abound!
Come Lord Jesus.