Note from Lisa: I know many of you may be unable to physically attend church today. I invite you to join me at church. My church Maranatha Chapel with Pastor Ray Bentley and music with Phil Wickham will have their services broadcast live at 8:30 and 10:30 AM Pacific time, and then they will be archived to watch at any time.
Easter: Don’t Forget The Rock
“But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled away.” (Mark 16:4)
“The Lord lives! Praise be to my Rock! Exalted be God, the Rock, my Savior!” (2 Samuel 22:47)
Happy Easter! He is Risen!
When we think of symbols of our Christian faith and how we display it daily, we tend to think of the cross. I have one around my neck, a decorative one beside my front door, and they are scattered through my home.
The cross is where Jesus laid down His life and took on all the world’s sin. And yes, we should remember the cross. We must remember the cross.
But today, on this Easter Sunday, I am going to think about the ROCK!
Illness and pain may be a part of your daily life and there are times you ask God why He allows that kind of suffering. But regardless of the situation He is our Rock.
Scriptures tell us “For their rock is not like our Rock, as even our enemies concede” (Deuteronomy 32:31); and “There is no one holy like the Lord; there is no one besides You; there is no Rock like our God” (1 Samuel 2:2).
We cannot do this life alone. “If a man rolls a stone, it will roll back on him.” (Proverbs 26:27b) But with God living in us we can cry out to God, “Since you are my rock and my fortress, for the sake of your name lead and guide me.” (Psalm 31:3)
Easter is a day of life! Do something outrageous today for the Lord. Blast some worship music, sway to the music, call a friend and have a giggle, or write that poem you’ve been thinking about. Live for the Lord. When Jesus rose from the tomb he did it in an outrageous way. He didn’t give up His life so we could choose to do be ambivelent about life.
Be outrageous for Him!
Prayer: “Turn your ear to me, come quickly to my rescue; be my rock of refuge, a strong fortress to save me.” (Psalm 31:2) God, I celebrate You today and that Jesus has risen! May You always be my Rock!
About the Author:
Lisa Copen is the founder of Rest Ministries and has lived with rheumatoid arthritis since 1997. She hoped that even if you are home today and unable to attend church you can make time to sing some praises to the Lord.
Here are 2 videos of people dancing and being outrageous for the Lord!
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