“Life is Good” is a familiar statement. It is so popular that the words are printed on everything from t-shirts to coffee mugs. We know that God is the creator of all things. Life begins with God therefore, Life is Good! However, on the first Easter morning “Life is Good” took on a whole new meaning. Before that day our weakness, corruption, and mortality had been the basic reality of life. Sin had brought death into God’s perfect creation and with it suffering, pain, and sorrow followed.
But on the first Easter morning God pronounced to a dark, desperate and dying world that He gives life to the dead. Easter shook the foundation of reality. Everything before Easter was subject to corruption, death and decay but because of the resurrection of Jesus we can experience the power that overcomes the things of the past. Now, all things are possible and nothing can keep us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8: 39) The resurrection of Jesus is the power that raises us to a new life. We have been saved by the death of Christ on the cross and given new life through the power of his resurrection. “Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?” The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 15:56-57) Let us now live in the victory that gives peace in times of trouble, joy in times of hardship and hopeful expectations in the midst of our struggles. The greatest proof of Easter is a Christian life.
As we prepare our hearts and minds to worship and celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, let us reflect on this most extraordinary and incredible event that changed the world and continues to give us hope. As God’s people, let us remember what the angel said at the empty tomb, “ He is not here; He has risen, just as He said.” Alleluia Christ is risen from the dead and Life is Good!
Christ is risen indeed!