Christ is Risen

Harry Buis

READ : Luke 24:1-12

Jesus rose from the dead. This proves he is who he claimed to be, the Son of God. It shows that the cross was not a place of defeat but victory.

How do we know he rose? For the same reason we know the French Emperor Napoleon was defeated at Waterloo. There were eye witnesses to both events, and both events changed the course of history.

The resurrection of Jesus Christ is a well-attested, historical event. It was proclaimed by the apostles who would not have done so at the price of death if their claim had been a hoax.

How else could anyone explain that a frightened band of followers turned the world upside down with their message, “Jesus who was dead is alive”? This event has transformed millions of people and it can transform you. You can have a new outlook on life, a new set of priorities. This is great news. We must proclaim it to the ends of the earth. That is exactly what the risen Christ has commanded us to do. The message is being communicated. Peoples’ lives are being transformed. It can happen to you. When it does, pray with us at Words of Hope as we broadcast the resurrection to the ends of the earth.

PRAYER

Father, we praise you for the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Transform many lives today through our living Lord. Amen.