While some worship a god who commands men to die for him, we worship a loving God who gave His son to die for us. Thank God for the cross and the empty tomb! Thank God for the Good News of Christ’s resurrection!
As my friend Gary Bauer has penned:
In Christ, we have confidence. No matter what happens on this earth, no matter what tomorrow’s headlines may bring, we have confidence in a caring Creator, rather than the chaos of the cosmos. We have confidence in a glorious future, rather than the finality of the grave.
It is this confidence that sustains us in times of trial and tribulation — in times like these.
We have confidence because “It is finished.” Christ’s atoning work on the Cross is done, and we are saved.
On Easter morning, we do not gather to remember a martyr, a mere man who lived and died. We come together to worship the risen Son of God!
He is risen! He is risen indeed!