ON EASTER! By Carlos Londono
The Lord is Risen! Indeed, He is risen!
This used to be the way the first Christians greeted each other as they celebrated the Resurrection of Jesus.
To celebrate the Resurrection is to celebrate the fact that the Father said YES to Jesus.
He could not abandon His Son in the realms of death. His Son trusted Him! Jesus knew that the Father would not let darkness, failure, horror have the last word in his life.
I now think of Psalm 91:14 where it says: “since he clings to me in love I will free him, protect him for he knows my name”.
Jesus clung to the Father in love. Amid suffering, torments and abandonment Jesus called Him “Abba” and entrusted His Spirit into His hands when He gave his last breath.
What was the Father’s response? He raised Him up from among the dead! And indeed, set Him on high as the psalm goes!
What is your attitude when undergoing suffering, loneliness, illness or when living feels like dying? Do you trust the Father? do you cling to Him in love?
“Since he clings to me in love I will free him, protect him for he knows my name”.