By: Gabriela Yareliz
Sometimes, life feels like some weird social experiment. Have you noticed? People seem to get less caring and crazier, by the minute. And by crazy, I don’t mean funny-cute-wild, but reckless-not appreciating-consequences-and-mental-health-issue crazy. Life on this sinful planet can make us a bit crazy.
Life’s pain and unpredictability can leave us like a nauseated person on a boat: Unable to lift our heads and paralyzed.
This reminds me of this month’s holidays. During the Passover, Israel was quite literally enslaved, and there didn’t seem to be a way out. During Easter, people were enslaved by their expectations and another foreign power’s yoke.
But you see, if we are going to celebrate Passover and Easter, we don’t so much celebrate some ancient story, but instead, we celebrate what the story means for us, today.
Do you celebrate Passover?
We may be slaves, but we serve a mighty God who has heard our cry.
The promise has been made: Liberation is coming.
The blood of the Lamb is on the doorway.
You and those in your home will be saved by your faith and intercession.
Step into the Red Sea, to see it part.
You will reach the other side.
You will be victorious.
You will sing your song.
You are chosen.
You are being led by the cloud by day and fire, by night.
He will take you to the fulfillment of His promise because He is faithful.
Do you celebrate Easter?
The Lamb came. Love risked it all.
The cross is before us.
The price has been paid by His blood. God gave Himself to redeem His own creation.
The stone of the tomb is gone.
The men who walked with Him were forever changed.
Those men changed the world, by their witness.
They saw him.
He is ALIVE.
He has conquered everything, including death.
He is sitting on the throne.
He has made a promise.
He offers us the free gift of redemption.
The Lamb is here.
God with us– leaving the Holy Spirit, God in us.
Whatever you are thinking about or celebrating, know victory is HERE. This season is all about hope. Not empty hope, but hope that literally infuses us with life. Hope that changes our lives. Hope that takes us to victory. Hope that points to the Lamb of God. Hope that frees us.
This season, know that He lives. If you feel abandoned. If you feel far from your purpose or your promise, call on Him. He hasn’t forgotten you. Liberation is promised. Liberation is now. Liberation is inevitable because He is alive forevermore. He reigns.
HE IS THE BEGINNING AND THE END.
HE IS THE ALMIGHTY GOD WHO HOLDS YOU. No one stops this God from coming through. He loves us in our weakness.
He was. He is. He will be.
Today, He reminds you of the freedom He offers. It’s the only freedom that is real.