Full of shame, full of guilt, we live in freedom. Freedom gifted to us, by the one we called Lord God Almighty. He has risen!
Easter is a joyous time. A time of giving, celebrations, sharing and the consumption of chocolate. But really it is the time of what was given to us, how we can now celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, share a true love and consume the good news.
For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin . Romans 6:6
He died for every single one of you. For you and me. Whipped, beaten and crucified, he took all burden, all sin and all shame upon himself. As the ultimate sacrifice, an ultimate love. He has risen for every single one of you. Wiped clean, forgiven, refreshed and ultimately reborn in love. You have been set free. You are free to be free.
In a time such as this, we remember the pure sacrifice, the perfect love, and the ultimate act. Done for you, for me and for everyone. We should not go into this world not knowing the truth, as the truth will set you free. No longer shall you be full of shame, full of guilt, lacking love nor a sinner. You are passed this. You are free.
Do not go forward, with your past in mind, go forward in remembrance of what was done for you and live now and continue to do so in the freedom given to you. Let no temptation be a hindrance, let no thought take control, but be set free in the love and blood that was spilled in the moment Jesus was crucified.
He has risen.
And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again. 2 Corinthians 5:15
Proclaim the victory of the resurrected King and do not just remember, but go live in his resurrection,
“This resurrection life you received from God is not a timid, grave-tending life. It’s adventurously expectant, greeting God with a childlike “What’s next, Papa?” God’s Spirit touches our spirits and confirms who we really are. We know who he is, and we know who we are: Father and children. And we know we are going to get what’s coming to us an unbelievable inheritance!” (Romans 8:17, Message)
What are you going to do about it?