How great a thing that Christ Rose from the dead. What a great ministry we have been given to reconcile all to Him. All that were mentioned in these verses were declared as unclean by man, yet by the death and resurrection of Jesus, we find them made clean. They have been made clean by the blood and now need be told that they can have Life in the Son.
Praise God for His Mercy and Grace. May the Passion of Christ rest on us all who claim His Name and drive us to do the Works of God we were created for.
Here is a great quote from N. T. Wright as we meditate on Resurrection and what it means.
But we are here today, on Sunday, the resurrection day, to celebrate and proclaim to the world the fact that Jesus Christ is risen from the dead. We live by this truth and we shall die by this truth. We comfort each other by this truth and we are stirred to love and devotion and service by this truth. Let us therefore settle it in our minds and hearts that we will allow the truth of the resurrection to propel us to be true revolutionaries. Not the cheap and easy kind of revolutionary, those who want to use violence to overthrow the present order and simply turn it upside down and replace it with one of their own. No, we’ve had plenty of those and it doesn’t work. No, we are like Jesus and, in his love and power to be double revolutionaries, celebrating his victory over death and sin, and finding through prayer and politics and Bible study and campaigning and love and fellowship and celebration and truth — finding the way to bring that victory to birth, both in the dark corners of our own private and personal lives and in the dark corners of God’s suffering world.
Be blessed this Resurrection Day!