The Easter holiday is one of my favorite to celebrate. Watching The Passion movie, decorating Easter eggs, spending time with my church family, and always learning something new about my Savior. Unfortunately, with the COVID-19 pandemic, celebrating Easter has felt different. However, I’ve actually enjoyed it in the aspect of slowing down enough to study and celebrate the Holy Week in its entirety.
While studying, I was overwhelmed with thankfulness and hope. I was reminded that the story didn’t end with the negative, sinful actions or circumstances. The guards did not have the final word on Jesus’ life, the cross did not have the final word, the grave did not have the final word. God did. Victory did. Our savior rose from the grave and defeated sin and death forever.
In the end times, God will have the final word. Not sickness, not death, not evil… God.
This Easter holiday can be a great reminder to us during this pandemic that this is not the end. The pandemic will come to an end. Our life will resume to normal eventually.
It is so easy to lose hope when we stay glued to the news and see all the numbers counting the deaths and the cases seem to rise endlessly. But I pray that we don’t forget to look to the one who gives all hope, peace and joy.
“Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope”
“‘In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.'”
I hope you all had a wonderful Easter celebrating the Risen Savior, and thanking him for being a God of hope, and a God of Victory!
To God be the glory forever.