As we come to this Easter weekend, a time to remember the most important event of all time, it is perhaps the most unusual Easter season any of us have known.
As we wonder how and when the death, suffering and despair of this coronavirus will end, we are reminded that the Lord Jesus Christ, Creator of heaven and earth, lived among us, experiencing the ups and downs of daily life on earth. He faced persecution, suffering and a horrible death on our behalf. He knows and understands what we are going through. He sees our pain and frustration.
The great news we celebrate at Easter is that Jesus Christ was raised from the dead, triumphing forever over sin, death and the powers of darkness.
I love the way the apostle Paul describes this great victory in Colossians 2: 13-15:
“When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, having cancelled the charge of our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us; he has taken it away, nailing it to the cross. And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.”
While sin, death, sickness, viruses, separation and anxiety are still part of the broken world we live in, we have a certain hope because Jesus has publically and spectacularly triumphed over all darkness by His death and resurrection. His Name is above all other names and His power and authority will have no end.
Whatever is happening around us, this Easter season reminds us that those whose trust is in Christ have come out of darkness and into His LIGHT. They need fear no evil, because the victory, the power and glory are His. “If God is for us, who can be against us?”
Thank you for being such a wonderful, encouraging and prayerful school community.
Have a blessed Easter time. Share the LIGHT!