2019 Easter Message from the International President
Published on April 23, 2019
One historic event changed everything. It changed the course of human history. More than 2,000 years ago, Jesus miraculously rose from the dead. Two centuries later, that one event is still radically changing lives: bringing healing to the broken, peace to the restless, hope to the hopeless.
Jesus is the true message of Easter, and because of him mankind can have a relationship with their creator, and be with him for eternity.
Easter brings hope, new beginnings, and eternal Life, made possible by the one who loved us enough to die in our place, Jesus Christ.
Shortly before his arrest, in John17: 4 – 21, Jesus offered “the Great Intercessory Prayer”. Jesus knew what was ahead of him, the road to the cross was not easy, but he still found strength to talk to his father and intercede for us. What can give us more hope than just knowing that we were covered in prayer by our Master and King.
For much of the world, Easter is only a tradition celebrated by coloured Easter eggs and the Easter bunny. What does it mean to you? As we celebrate Easter this year, I challenge you to go deeper and reflect on the message of Easter. We are blessed with the knowledge that our sins are forgiven and we have the promise of eternal life through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. That alone should impel us to share the gospel with all, through our words, our actions and the lives we lead. May this Easter season inspire us to reach out to God’s people, to those in need and to the poor in spirit. Be Fruitful and Overflowing, and Live Joyfully. Our Joy comes from the Easter Story!
Peace, Love and Joy,