He is not here, but He has risen. Luke 24:6
My dear friend and fellow Elder Chuck Lane would shout the word “GLORY!” every Sunday when he would sit on the front row and hear the gospel proclaimed. In my sanctified imagination, I could imagine seeing Chuck shout “GLORY!” as he fell down to worship Him the first time he saw our Lord and Savior.
Today we gather to say “GLORY!” to the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords, Jesus Christ. On that first Easter morning, when the women came to the tomb, they found the body of Jesus missing. The angels told them, “He is not here, but He has risen.” Because He was raised from the dead, we have no reason to fear death, and we can shout “GLORY!” Because He died for our sins, we can shout “GLORY!”
As we celebrate what God has done for all who would believe, let us live lives worthy of the sacrifice of His Son. Paul encouraged the believers in Ephesus to live lives that reflected their salvation.
“Therefore I, the prisoner in the Lord, exhort you to walk worthy of the calling with which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, being diligent to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; 6 one God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all.” (Eph 4:1-5)
Join me as we live lives worthy of our salvation and our Savior.