From the Editor’s Desk
We had a different editorial prepared for today’s issue. But the news of the events of yesterday changed our plans.
With great interest we had followed the capture, trial, and crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth. After He was buried on Friday, we turned to other things. But early yesterday morning word came to us that Jesus had returned to life.
What the events of the past weekend will mean to the world is rather difficult to ascertain on the day after Christ’s resurrection. From this vantage point it appears that we can expect great things. Some of the faithful followers of Christ remember the many prophecies concerning the Messiah’s coming. Yesterday’s events, according to reliable reports, indicate that the Messiah is none other than the risen Christ.
We are told that over two thousand years ago the Lord reminded Abraham that the members of the Lord’s church would be as numerous as sands upon the seashore. Does that mean that the message of the Messiah would cover the whole earth?
It is reported that, on last Thursday night as Christ met privately with His disciples in the upper room, He prayed to God saying, “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in Me through their message.”
Could it be that the news of Christ’s resurrection will be proclaimed throughout the world?
Will the message of Jesus Christ invade the powerful strongholds of Greece and Rome?
Is it possible that the risen Christ will become more important than the god Jupiter, or that Socrates and Plato will fade before this One who said, “I am the Son of God”?
It might be well that we all heed the words of the angel, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen! Remember how He told you, while He was still with you in Galilee: The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.”
The above is presented with the prayer that the blessings of Easter may continue in your life and that you may also take this message to others that they, too, may know the joy of the Easter good news.
Pastor William Balza