Christ is Risen!
Christ is Risen, indeed! <— (that’s your part)
You may have seen a bumper sticker with the catchy equation, “1 cross + 3 nails = 4 given.” While whomever came up with that idea deserves points for creativity, their math was a bit off. After all, Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross was only half of God’s solution to the interconnected problems of sin and death. Yes, Jesus had to die to pave the way for our forgiveness, but God’s redemptive plan truly came to fruition on Easter Sunday when Jesus conquered sin and death by rising from the grave.
Jesus lives! Now we can truly live, too. May God bless us today and always as we enjoy God’s grace, mercy, love, forgiveness, and victory realized in Jesus’ death and resurrection.