Today is the most important day in Christianity! Easter represents the day that Jesus rose from the grave with ALL power in His hands. According to Matthew 28, after being crucified and dead for 3 days Jesus Christ rose from the dead. He gave His life so that we may have life more abundantly not just here on Earth but also after we die.
From the beginning of his life to the end, Jesus Christ was the prime example of ‘beating the odds’. The odds were against him from the day He was born – He didn’t even have a bed; instead he was born in a barn and placed in a manager. He had enemies that had never even met him before and knew that His destiny was to die. How many people know that their destiny is to lay down their life for everyone else?
If someone were to place a bet on your life, what would the odds be? Would you be a success or a failure? It’s easy to think you have your act together now and that the odds are in your favor, but things have a way of falling apart. Look at King Nebuchadnezzar – he thought he was “all that” and even had other people worshipping a fake god but then he found out that there was a God who was much greater than him and changed his tune altogether.
We know that life can go wrong. As a matter of fact, we’re prone towards doing wrong but that doesn’t mean you should give up or stop trying to do what’s right. When we are out of God’s will the odds are never in our favor. Even when we get what we want, it may not turn out to be what we thought we wanted. So what do you do when you’re faced with insurmountable odds? Ask God to help you bear that cross. Even Jesus was humble enough to let Simon help Him carry the cross that He was forced to carry that ended up saving us from eternal damnation.
At the end of it all, Jesus defeated death. No other leader, god, president, prime minister or deity can say that. If He can defeat death, He can do anything for you. Jesus was persecuted, and I’m sure you have been too but NEVER count a believer out. Just like everyone thought Jesus was dead for good but he rose up to give us eternal life. God can turn things around for you. So go ahead Satan, hit me with your best shot. I know Jesus and if He can rise from the dead, than surely He can beat you!
Remember, Jesus Christ beat the odds for you. Are you beating the odds or getting beaten by the odds?