20 Christ was chosen before the creation of the world, but was only revealed at the end of time. This was done for you, 21 who through Christ are faithful to the God who raised him from the dead and gave him glory. So now, your faith and hope should rest in God. 22 As you set yourselves apart by your obedience to the truth so that you might have genuine affection for your fellow believers, love each other deeply and earnestly. 23 Do this because you have been given new birth—not from the type of seed that decays but from seed that doesn’t. This seed is God’s life-giving and enduring word
(1 Peter 1:20–23)
Good Day Family,
During the Easter season, we reflect in joy and thanksgiving at the power of new life in Christ. The resurrection is the ultimate act of hope, as Jesus triumphs over death and assures us of new life. But our new life does not begin at our deaths, but when we decide to live in and for Christ. When we follow Jesus, our lives transform in ways small and large. We impact our families, communities, and world. We become spreaders of God’s amazing grace and mercy. We demonstrate that most acutely through our love.
It is the greatest commandment and the root of every directive that God has ever given. God is love, and so all love has the Holy One as its source. We show our commitment and identity as Christians by persistently loving God and our neighbor as ourselves. And, we’re neighbors with all of humanity and creation. Love is the seed that leads to life flourishing and everlasting. Let us embrace, nurture, and propagate it.
Giving life to love,
Let us encourage one another. Let us love our neighbor. Let us be the church.