Glory Hallelujah – He is risen!
While driving today, I listened to a National Public Radio program in Florida where individuals explained why they are atheists and why the Christian faith is futile. As I listened, I was reminded why what we experienced over the last 40 days has to be about more than rituals. This is truly about life and death. There is a world that needs to see us living with resurrection power. The words of Paul in 1st Corinthians 15:17 came to mind, “ And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins.”
Without the resurrection of our lord and savior Jesus Christ the atheists on the radio program would be right – our faith would be futile. Praise be to God though, they are so wrong! Jesus is alive and because he lives believers “have life and life more abundantly”.
Let me end this year’s journey with the doxology from Ephesians 3:20-21:
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.