An Easter Reflection

In many ways, Easter is about new beginnings.

That first Easter, when Jesus conquered death in his resurrection, he put an end to the old order of things: he shed his blood was given for the new covenant (Mark 14:22).

The promise of the new covenant would have been an empty promise if the grave, three days later, was not empty.  But it was.

So you see, Easter is really about new beginnings.

According to the Apostle Paul, “Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep” (1 Corinthians 15:20), guaranteeing our future resurrection.

Application: Christ followers, those of us who have been united  with Christ  in his death and resurrection through baptism (Romans 6:3-4), should all be reminded that Easter indeed is about new beginnings–new beginngings because of that first Easter.

We may have failed or even fallen.  But that’s all in the past now.  Each day is a new day of living with resurrection vitality because of that first Easter.  In fact, according to the Apostle Paul, the same resurrection power that raised Jesus from the dead, lives in us (Ephesians 1:19-20).

We are resurrection people.  Therefore we should live as such.

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3 Responses to An Easter Reflection

  1. Jon Hughes says:

    Well said!

  2. Colin Heath says:

    Exactly. I have what is almost a regular sermon slot this coming Sunday – Low Sunday in many Anglican circles. The Vicar has a well earned break after Easter so the Readers mind the shop in his absence. Thankfully he does not demand I stick to the Lectionary. So my underlying text is one which should be somewhere in the Easter sequence but has been missed. Phil 2 v 10 – “I want to know Christ and the power of the resurrection…”. What better challenge to myself and ,my listeners than living in the power of the resurrection as resurrection people. Can’t wait to hear what I have to say!

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