The Hope of Easter

By First Dallas Staff

Why do we have hope because of Easter?

When we read the Easter story in Scripture, we see a host of themes: betrayal, death, redemption, life. Most, if not all of us, have felt one of these at one time or another. We can relate to experiencing the birth of a baby or losing a loved one. We understand the sting of betrayal or rejection and the joy of relationships restored.

Jesus experienced these emotions and moments, as well. We do not have a Savior who is unacquainted with life. Philippians 2:7-8 says Jesus “emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.”

God had a master plan. He created a way for healing, restoration, and hope by sending His only Son, Jesus. This world is not all there is. One day, Jesus will return, and those of us who have trusted in His death and resurrection will experience an eternity with Him.

That’s the reason we have hope. The story is only beginning. Join us for the next 21 days of devotionals as we seek to encourage you, challenge you, and remind you of the hope we have in this season. Hope reigns. Jesus lives. That’s what Easter is about. 

He is risen!