Image via WikipediaOf course, Jesus is always risen, once and for all, but today we celebrate the fact of His rising from the dead, thereby opening the door for all who would follow.
I marvel at the free offer of grace and mercy to all who would accept it, all made possible by His once-for-all sacrifice. He bore what we could not, and in doing so, became the first fruit of the harvest.
It's a beautiful morning, and in spite of all my struggles, I celebrate the Messiah who came for us, and will come once again for us, too. As hopeless as the world can look sometimes, there is always hope in Him, and always will be. Hallelujah, He is risen!