My fellow missionaries -
Happy Easter!!! Our Lord is risen from the dead!!!
The fact that Jesus is raised matters in every area of our lives. Nothing is the same moving forward. Jesus said in Matthew's Gospel ..."All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." (Matthew 28:18-20 NIV)
All Authority. He is King and Lord! It is interesting that Matthew ends this way because he begins with this...After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, "Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him." (Matthew 2:1, 2 NIV)
At the beginning and the end is the proclamation that Jesus is King and Lord! Do you think Matthew was trying to communicate something? What does it look like to reveal Jesus' kingdom in your life this week? How does that effect your 'worries'?
Governments, jobs, family, friends, none of these are Lord. Jesus is. How then can we live life in light if that? Ask God to move in your heart this week so that the risen Lord may be seen and felt in you and through you!
Hallelujah!!! Jesus is Lord!!! Bob+