Jesus Christ is risen! We will also rise!
What a life giving reality and meaning of our faith.
Today we celebrate the power of resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. St Paul puts it more clearly, “But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep.”(1Cor 15; 20)
Because of His resurrection, we are no longer dead in sin. We are declared as heirs together with Christ. Sin has no power over us and by His grace we are forgiven every kind of sin, and we have to respond by living a holy life in Him who strengthens us.
Secondly, the power of resurrection guarantees that even when we die, we shall rise again. The sting of death has been defeated. “Thanks be to God who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus”(1Cor 15; 57).
Thirdly, resurrection of Jesus Christ gives us the power to live a victorious life even when we appear weak and vulnerable. This is His gift of divine life bestowed on us through the risen Lord. “If the Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you, then He who raised Christ from death will also give life to your mortal bodies by the presence of His Spirit in you”(Rom 8; 11).
May this day and many years to come give all of us assurance of His ever presence and His enabling power to remain victorious through the power of His resurrection.
Your loving Pastor