Today, Christians around the world rejoice and give thanks. Why? The answer is captured in this short video created by the Acts 8 Movement in nine of the languages Episcopalians use for worship.
If you haven’t seen it, I encourage you to watch it for the first time. If you’ve already viewed it, I encourage you to share it with someone today.
As our Presiding Bishop says at the beginning, “Nothing – not even death – can stop God’s love.”
Today, in defiance of the powers of this world that crucified Christ and are still active, we celebrate the victory of God in Christ Jesus. We give thanks for the love of God and the power of God. And we rejoice, because in the resurrection of Christ from the dead, God gives us new life and hope.
The resurrection seemed impossible. Yet it happened. What impossible thing might God accomplish next?
A Prayer for the Day
Almighty God, who through your only-begotten Son Jesus Christ overcame death and opened to us the gate of everlasting life: Grant that we, who celebrate with joy the day of the Lord’s resurrection, may be raised from the death of sin by your life-giving Spirit; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
How do you celebrate Easter?