April 17, 2022

Easter: The Right to Begin Again

 


Romans 8:1-3 (KJV) –"There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:”

What does Easter symbolize? A new beginning; a rebirth. The words in the image above pretty much sum up everything: love, hope, and faith. This holiday is a time to believe in our ability to press forward.

Move ahead? Really? Let’s be frank; we all know the mess our world is in.  Society can be unbelievably cruel and selfish. Some of us constantly fight personal limitations and tragedies, too.

The good news is that whatever this life may bring, it’s only temporary. Negative emotions and actions don’t help anyone change. That’s the reward of a positive mindset.

Does optimism even make sense when we’re continually pressed down? The Crucifixion and The Resurrection say it does. These events are to heal and save us all, no matter what the world may bring.

It is possible to change. Saul of Tarsus switched from a persecutor of Christians to Paul the Apostle. He was the first disciple to preach the gospel outside of Israel.


The Spirit of Easter (taken mainly from Romans 12:10-16)

Love

Hope

Patience

Prayer

Sharing

Hospitality

Living in Harmony

Humility/Meekness

Not cursing

Associating with Everyone

Remembering struggling people

Encouraging others

Leading others to do good deeds

Crying and Rejoicing with Others

Blessing those who persecute you.

Faith

 

My Conclusion



 Mark 2:17 (KJV) – “When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”

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Isaiah 61:3 (KJV) “To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified.”

 

Do you dare to hope? I absolutely do.

 

 

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