I would like for you to take a minute and think about some of the things that really mean an awful lot to you - things that are of most importance.
I know as for myself that my relationship with Christ and my marriage, my children, my calling to preach the gospel and also the church members all of these are certainly at the top of the list ranked among “things of importance”. I am sure that you have your own compiled list of things that really mean the most to you, but please allow me to add something else to your list of “things of importance”, and that is the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Many times this great and awesome truth finds itself competing with created things for a position of importance. Paul said in 1 Corinthians 15.3 that this in as extreme, unprecedented, unequal and uncontested truth which deserves to be at the top of our list of things that are of most importance to us. Our Savior’s Resurrection from the Dead is our deliverance, our justification, our hope, our freedom, our strength and our joy and peace, but most of all, our salvation.
I hope that the Resurrection of Christ doesn’t take a back seat to Easter egg hunts and chocolate bunnies or new suits and pretty dresses. I hope Christ’s Resurrection is not just important on a day called Easter, but I pray that every waking day Jesus’ Resurrection takes the position of importance in our lives.
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