“DEATH couldn´t hold him”
My favorite holiday is EASTER. Not only because spring is around the corner, not only because it´s starts to bloom here and there. I love EASTER because Yeshua rose again! Life defeated death. Hope defeated fear. Without Easter there is no Gospel or Good news because as Paul explained in 1 Corinthians 15:17:” And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins.18 Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ are lost. 19 If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied.”
But HALLELUJAH He did rise again because death couldn´t hold him or to put it in other words:
His friends scattered
Hope seemed lost
…But then HEAVEN just started counting to THREE!
On Friday Yeshua was crucified, on Saturday He lay in the tomb but then came SON DAY:
And he ROSE again: One -Two -Three! As I write these short lines to you- I hear within my heart an old hymn:
“Because He lives, I can face tomorrow
Because He lives all fear is gone
Because I know He holds the future
And life is worth the living just because He lives
And then one day
I'll cross that river
I'll fight life's final war with pain
And then as death gives way to vict'ry
I'll see the lights of glory and I'll know he lives…”
My friend, because He lives anything can happen, and nothing is impossible anymore because even if we have to leave this Earth and die- we will live again. Death has no power over us who believe that Yeshua is the Son of the living God. Listen, the first thing Yeshua did after rising from the death, was look for His disciples. The very first person He spoke to was Mary Magdalene, sending her to the others proclaiming the Good News: He would meet them in Galilee. They were not abandoned and not alone. As a matter of fact HE WAS ON HIS WAY TO THEM. I hear the Father say this Easter and any Easter: HE IS ON HIS WAY TO YOU! So hold on, believe, have hope, share the Good News and BE GLAD. God always keeps his promises! Remember: because HE LIVES, we can face tomorrow!
John 11:25-26:” Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die.”
Wishing you a blessed Easter!
Becca Card, Vice-President
Firestorm Ministries, Int'l.