From Woody’s Desk,
What does the sacrifice of Christ mean? Unless we look at His resurrection, his sacrifice has little or no meaning what so ever. The fact that Jesus left the tomb, and walked among the people shows his power. That same power is available to us every day. The miracle of Jesus’ resurrection offers a profound message of hope and victory for Christians who call on His name in every aspect of their lives… It offers hope in times of doubt, encouragement in times of trouble and peace that passes all understanding in every situation.
In the 11th chapter of John we hear the story of the friends of Jesus: Martha, Mary and Lazarus. Lazarus had died and by the time Jesus reached the home of his friends, Lazarus’s body had already been buried. In deep morning for their brother, Mary and Martha lashed out to Jesus…: ‘lf only you had of been here, he would still be alive:’ .But Martha went further as she had a hope, a hope in Jesus.
She said, “But even though you were not here I know that even now, whatever you ask of God, God will give it:’ What words of faith. What a conviction of hope. No power on earth, Martha knew, could bring back her’ brother. But if Jesus asked God for his will to be accomplished things could be different. Jesus commands, “Lazarus come forth” and he did!
This is the glory of God. It is available to all of us. No matter where we are in life, no matter what the circumstances, we have faith in the miracle working power of Christ who overcame death on a cross, and who can and does make our lives be lives of victory. Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever. Through Him the victory and hope of Resurrection, as celebrated on Easter Sunday is ours today. Look to Christ and His power to find hope and victory in every moment of your life.