“Let the redeemed of the Lord say so.” Psalm 107:2 NKJV
Resurrection changes the world. The foreknowledge of God saw human actors performing selfishly. Their efforts centered on self-indulgence. Their deeds designed by Lucifer, the fallen Angel, were intended to thwart the plan of God.
The false notion of destroying the Son of God would aid the intentions of Satan. However, the devil’s possessed an unknown handicap. Since he was not God, he did not realize he could not overpower the Creator as a created being.
Greed is never good because it is not a heavenly emotion. Generosity and liberality, however, are in the heart of God. Our Lord demonstrated His heart by allowing His Son, Jesus, to become human. The Son of God came to this earth to provide the ultimate price for man’s sin.
Consequently, the birth, life, and death of our perfect Savior, Jesus, needed one more punctuation—resurrection! Without the Lord’s resurrection, there would be no future, no hope for you to have a better eternity.
As a result, the first day of the week is now different than in Old Testament history. Sunday gives a new meaning to placing God first in our lives. Sunday changes the believer’s day of worship from the Sabbath, the seventh day, to Sunday, our celebration day. Believers now worship and commemorate the Lord’s resurrection from death to life on the first day of the week.
Indeed, God has visited his people. Two thousand years ago. Today He indwells each saint of God with the Holy Spirit. So, as you worship in celebration this Easter Sunday, take the time to recollect. Rehearse in your mind the wonderful things Jesus did for you two millenniums ago—especially His resurrection.