The Hope of Easter

“Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.”

Romans 8:34

These last few weeks have been tough. Some days we are grateful for sidewalk chalk masterpieces or reaching through a window at our favorite local restaurant for dinner. Some days it’s easy to be grateful and know that we will come out of this okay. Then some days find us filled with anxiety, worry, and fear. It won’t be long until many of us know someone who has been diagnosed with, or succumbed to, COVID-19. We will find ourselves grieving and mourning. How do we manage these mixed-up feelings? We hope.

It’s holy week. And it certainly feels different than in past years. But it’s still holy. This week more than ever, we can focus on the hope that Easter brings. We have hope because of what Christ did for us. Through him, we are free from fear (Psalm 46:1–3). We find strength in Him (1 Chronicles 16:11). And we rest in his security (Psalm 32:7-8). Through Him, and only Him, we have a holy hope.

It’s holy week. And it certainly feels different than in past years. But it’s still holy. This week more than ever, we can focus on the hope that Easter brings. We have hope because of what Christ did for us. Through him, we are free from fear (Psalm 46:1–3). We find strength in Him (1 Chronicles 16:11). And we rest in his security (Psalm 32:7-8). Through Him, and only Him, we have a holy hope.

You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.

Psalm 32:7

We can rest knowing that He’s working on us as a people and as individuals. Working on something that will make us new and restored. And isn’t that what Easter is all about? God sacrificed His only son to restore our relationship with Him, and start a new story in us. 

One thing is true, no matter what, this holy week. Jesus brings life. He restores what has been devastated, and he gives us new hope. Holy hope. 

Our team continues to pray for you, our NCF Family. Praying that you can rejoice this Easter weekend, not in a church building, but in the personal presence of God. Please let us know how we can pray for you specifically or how we can serve you by emailing us at carolinas@ncfgiving.com.  

God bless you this Easter season.