“He is risen!” The 3 sweetest words of Easter. Death did not have the final word, Jesus does. He is risen indeed. Alleluia!
Here’s some more 3 sweet word combos to chose from this Easter…
“Because He lives …” Transformation. Resurrection. Second chances. The list goes on … purpose, meaning, direction, significance, power, forgiveness, life. His followers are transformed (and so are we) because He lives.
“God loves you!” Why else would He put His Son on a cross and bring Him back to new life? He died for you. He rose for you. He loved and so He gave that you and I can live.
“Come and see!” This empty tomb is worth looking into and remembering that death has been defeated, that our own death will not have the final word. Before He died Jesus gave this promise in John 11:25-26, 25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; 26 and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?”
“Go and tell!” Because not everyone believes this, not everyone has experienced the 3 sweetest words of Easter and everyone needs to hear those words. It’s why the words are so sweet, what you experience in Him, you share with others and their joy (as well as yours) increases. You want to make a difference in the world? You want to leave a legacy, an eternal one? Go and tell.
“Praise the Lord!” We typically sum that one up on Easter with boatloads of Alleluias in our celebration. Alleluia means Praise the Lord, and if ever there was a day to praise Him it is Easter Sunday. Easter is why we praise Him everyday. Easter culminates His ultimate gift for us.
“Thank you Jesus!” Thank you for going the way of the cross, and coming back victorious. Thank you that Easter is more then Chocolate Easter Bunnies, Easter Egg Hunts or Full Easter Baskets. They can all be part of the celebration, but they can never replace the ultimate joy found in you. Easter is You. You rise again. You are alive. You love us. You save us. You fill us. You call us. You empower us. You lead us. Thank you Jesus!
My key to staying on purpose is the transforming power Jesus brings through His life, His death and His resurrection. His gift of life gives my life and leadership meaning. His gift of life is the ultimate way to live “on purpose”. He flipped the switch that death turned off, so that life can be on for all eternity. He is risen!
What are your thoughts this Easter? What 3 sweet word combo does Easter inspire for you?