Coming off Easter weekend, where our bellies + life are full of new memories, it’s easy to forget — about the reason we celebrated, why we were celebrating, + why we have reason to celebrate every single day.
For those who may not realise or know, I love Jesus. This love moulds who I am + defines my faith.
Because of this, Easter is one of my favourite times of the year.
For one of my assignments I had to go on a field trip to experience an event of some sort in another religion. With Easter near, I chose a Catholic Good Friday service. Despite reading the same (or similar) Bible about the same events + people, everything their faith is built upon is completely different to mine. And it was an eye-opening experience in more ways than one.
The thing about this special time is that it’s never been about the things, but has always being about the One Thing that changed humanity forever.
As churches around the world became filled with people paying their dues + remembering a distant man found only in the history books, many would have missed the reason they’re there – because of what He did for freedom’s sake, for them specifically.
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[trust steadily. hope unswervingly. love extravagantly.] - 1 Corinthians 13:13
To hope unswervingly + unwavering is something rare + beautiful to possess.
Friday He died. Saturday they mourned + waited. Sunday He rose. And as Monday entered, people’s hearts were filled with an unwavering hope as how they lived the rest of their days changed forever.
When you have hope everything changes — your purpose, thoughts, steps, actions, heart.
When you have an unwavering hope, you stay constant + steadfast in your focus of the future — your past is not a chain pulling you back, because you’ve been made free.
Today is Monday. And as Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday + Sunday roll around, this unwavering hope has been made accessible to us because of what happened one day thousands of years ago.
Easter isn’t just a holiday to eat chocolate, it’s a dedicated weekend each year to be thankful.
As the sun rises each new day, let’s never forget the Greatest Love Story: for God so loved you + cared about you that He sent His son to set you free.
Such a wild, tender, passionate, gentle Love is this because of His Unwavering Hope in us.
…hope your Easter was lovely! x