Rejoice Rejoice Christ Is Risen

5th November

Weekend Edition

He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead! Remember what He told you back in Galilee…”

Luke 24:6

Remember remember the 5th of November. Today, all across England, is a remembrance day to commemorate the defeat of Guy Fawkes and his failure to blow up the houses of parliament. The day is celebrated with fireworks and bonfires, as if to mock the failed attempt by Guy Fawkes and his comrades.

What is interesting about us humans is what we choose to remember and furthermore what we choose to celebrate. What holds value in our memories and what is deemed worthy of celebration? A celebration that is often overlooked by the secular world, is the day Jesus was risen from the dead! As Christians, do we too solely reserve celebration of this great news for Easter and Christmas time? Or is Jesus’ resurrection remembered on a daily basis, all year round? For it is because Christ lives, that we live. It is because Christ rose again, that are our sin has been defeated. It is in Jesus’ resurrection that we have life and life in all of its fullness. Let us not be too quick to forget, the great and wonderful news of Jesus resurrection. Rejoice, rejoice, Christ is risen. Rejoice, rejoice, Christ is in you! Make time to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection daily.