Joy of Easter

When I first heard about Easter at the age of 16, I took it as another public holiday. When I was in Junior Sunday School, I received eggs and candies during Easter.  I heard about Easter from the Sunday School teacher, but it did not impact me at all.

After receiving Jesus as my Saviour and Lord at the age of 18, I had a better understanding of Easter. Now, at the age of 70, I treasure the significance of Good Friday and the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Every year, as Easter approaches, I take time to meditate on its significance. I am thankful for what God has done. I thank God for the resurrection of Christ. Christ’s resurrection gives me a new life. He died for my sins, rose again, thereby proving that He has defeated sin and overcome death. I am inspired by this hope, knowing that He has a purpose for me on earth.

The resurrection of Jesus shows God’s power over death and the spiritual hosts of darkness.

“And with great power the apostles were giving their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all.” (Acts 4:33 ESV). 

In this life, there will be sorrow, pain, sickness, and death. I am thankful that Jesus gives me grace, hope and faith to go through life’s trials.

I pray that I will remember the power of His resurrection not only on Easter Sunday but every day.

The Easter message is about a new life and hope. “In His Name the nations will put their hope.” (Matthew 12:21 NIV).

Hence, I ask the Lord for His grace to lead me to share the love of Jesus to everyone I know. I pray for my neighbours, friends, and relatives that in His good time, they will receive Him as their Saviour and Lord.

Eddy Oh