The week after Easter follows the single greatest event in the history of humanity – the fulfillment of numerous prophesies in the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, for the redemption of mankind so that, “whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16 ESV). This event became a holy occasion to remember that withstands time and borders, having changed the course of history forever. Faith in Jesus has changed the lives of people all over the world and their faith has impacted cultures and societies.
It’s easy, then, to follow this week of self-reflection and remembrance with the norm – “back to the grind.” This is not what Christ intended. He never asked us for one day, one occasion, or a national holiday of remembrance, but to “be faithful unto death,” (Revelations 2:10 ESV). Romans 10:17 says, “faith comes from hearing and hearing through the word of Christ,” which is written for no small reason. Colossians 3:16 says, “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly,” and offers a clue as to how we are to live our lives. We should not remember Jesus for a day, or a week; but every day, in His word, growing and feeding and becoming more and more like Him (2 Corinthians 5:17).
Let us begin the first day of the rest of the year with a resolve to become the aroma of Christ (2 Corinthians 2:15) with a renewed devotion to The One who saves – Jesus.
Executive Pastor, Bridge Church