I finally decorated my Easter tree today. I’ve had a hard time mustering the energy and determination to do it. For me, Easter is about celebration — specifically, celebrating the resurrection of Jesus. In light of the current state of our sick and quarantined world, I haven’t felt much like celebrating; therefore, I haven’t felt much like decorating for Easter.
Today, I realized the error of my ways. If there was ever a cause for celebrating, the resurrection of Jesus Christ is it! Despite everything going on around us, we need to remember that we serve a risen Savior. We need to remember that we are sons and daughters of the King. We need to remember that because of Jesus, we, too, can claim ultimate victory over sin and even death.
Today, my sweet Heavenly Father gently reminded me of the following:
- Faith, like love, isn’t just about doing what we feel like doing.
2. Faith, like love, is a commitment.
3. Faith, like love, is about clinging to a promise, and keeping one’s own promise in return.
4. Faith, like love, is about holding onto hope when everything may look or feel hopeless.
Jesus Christ is our hope. And He is faithful. And He has risen victoriously over sin and death.
And that, my friends, is worth celebrating.