As the Passover begins at sundown on Wednesday, April 5, Jewish families across the world will gather around the table for a special Pesach (Passover) Seder meal. They will recount the story of the Exodus, sing songs, and participate in various traditions that capture the true meaning of this holiday.
Moreover, as Passover is celebrated and we approach Resurrection Sunday, let us take a moment to reflect on the love of God displayed through His Son, Jesus. His sacrificial act of becoming the lamb that was slain for our sins has been a symbol of hope and redemption for Christians across the world. Let us remember this and celebrate the eternal freedom we have received through the love of God.
The Bible teaches us that God chose us in Christ even before the foundation of the world, with the intention that we would be holy and blameless before Him (Ephesians 1:4). To accomplish this divine plan, He had already planned Redemption, even before the creation of the world (1 Peter 1:20). Every detail leading up to the crucifixion was meticulously designed by God. The prophets had already predicted the events that would unfold, and they all came to pass just as the Lord had ordained. The roles played by the Jews and the Romans were all part of God’s grand plan, and nothing was outside of His control. The crucifixion of Jesus was not just a random event that occurred by chance. It was a part of God’s divine plan to save humanity from sin and death. It was an act of ultimate love and sacrifice that demonstrated God’s perfect character and His desire to reconcile us to Himself.
As we reflect on the events leading up to the crucifixion, let us be reminded of God’s unwavering sovereignty and His perfect plan for our salvation. As we enter into this beautiful season, let us focus our thoughts, worship, and gratitude on the cross and the One who willingly subjected Himself to it. The death and resurrection of Christ are the central events in the Christian faith, and Easter is a time when we reflect on these events and their significance for our lives. Christ’s death on the cross was for the redemption of our sins, and His resurrection was for victory over death. It is through His death and resurrection that we have the hope of eternal life.
I pray you will be blessed with renewed hope and purpose as you celebrate Christ’s victory over sin and death. May the miracle of His Resurrection live in your heart forever! In the spirit of the resurrected power of Christ, thank you for your support of a ministry that endeavors to carry the message of redemption and resurrection to the unreached people groups of the world. The empty tomb provides the assurance of our salvation and hope for the future. Let us celebrate this coming Resurrection Day with joy and gratitude.
Because of an empty tomb,