It’s the final half hour of Easter here in the UK
Today has been an amazing day of great celebration: church, food, laughter, loving others & just blessing upon blessing.
Does anyone else ever hear a verse or passage from scripture, often a really familiar one, and hear something totally fresh & impacting? Well it happened to me this morning in church.
I always knew the easter story. The stone rolled away & the empty tomb. However today, a new level of significance became apparent to me.
It was this: Jesus broke out of the tomb. He didn’t stay submissive to the power of death. The thing that held him captive, that encased him in darkness and death, that very thing he overcame.
In the natural, it was the end for him, for his family & believers. But according to heavens plan, it was just the beginning. The grave could not keep him in. He broke out. He overcame. Life was stronger, love was greater.
And this means so much for us today. We can embrace new life. We are not held back by that which the world says is destined to fail.
Jesus didn’t let death stop him.
He didn’t let darkness drown out his vision.
He broke free so we can break free. He was restored so we can be restored.
From every sin, struggle, hurt, pain, heartache, shame, regret, mistake – we can be free and be made whole.
We can exchange our tragedy, torment and turmoil for the triumph of the ressurection.
Thank you Jesus, glorious & amazing one.
Hope Ave x