“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead…” (1 Peter 1:3; ESV)
Easter is a time where many look to the resurrection of Christ as a reminder of their hope in God. Easter, for some, is more than a bunny, eggs, and candy along with the official ushering in of the spring season. For religious people, it is a reminder.
While Easter may be a reminder of the resurrection of Jesus, let us be mindful that our hope does not occur once a year, but our hope is an everyday hope. The tomb of Jesus is empty today, will be empty next Sunday and it was empty last week.
Our hope for salvation is in the promise Jesus made and He kept (Matthew 16.21; Luke 9.22). Jesus promised a resurrection and He fulfilled that promise (Matthew 28; Mark 16; Luke 24; John 20)
It is because of the resurrection of Jesus salvation is found in Him. He has brought us victory as we obey His word. We, too, can arise from the death of sin in the water of baptism,
“We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his.” (Romans 6:4-5)
I baptism we are united with the resurrection of Christ. Are you united with Him?
Just some thoughts,