What a great day to be reminded that, in Jesus Christ, we have the ultimate overcomer! To defeat death so categorically presents all the proof we need that Jesus is truly God! This is why our Christian faith is truly unique: no other ‘god’ ever sacrificed himself for his followers or defeated death in such a display of resurrection power that it sparked a global movement that has only succeeded in increasing in momentum over the following two thousand years!
It is perhaps rather fitting that, on the dawn of the first resurrection day, as the two Marys went to Jesus’ empty tomb, it is recorded, ‘Behold there was a great earthquake for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and rolled back the stone.’ (Matthew 28:2) Earthquakes change the landscape; they make everything look different and cause havoc! Jesus brought havoc to Satan that day and He changed the landscape for all of mankind, offering love, peace, reconciliation and belonging, rather than the separation that had existed before Jesus’ sacrifice. The Lord left these amazing words with the first disciples: ‘In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.’ (John 16:33) Jesus brings a whole new outlook; He is our risen saviour, changing our present and eternal landscape, so I encourage you to praise Him like never before!