Delivery Day • Victory
Philip Piasecki | Worship Leader
I have never liked to lose. I feel like that is pretty common in most men, we just do not like to lose. Most of the time, I can be a gracious loser, but sometimes I am not able to hold in my disappointment. My brother and I both had so many battles growing up where inevitably one of us would end up angry because we lost. If we are honest, it was him (being the younger brother) who lost more than he won, but he occasionally beat me. There is nothing like the feeling of victory and nothing like the disappointment of defeat.
When I was asked to write about what Easter means to me, the first word that came to mind was “Victory.” As someone who does not like to lose, the idea of victory pumps me up. It is so easy to be beaten down by the world, sometimes to feel like the devil is winning. Easter is a yearly reminder that Jesus won. It is sad how easily believers can forget about the victory we have in Jesus Christ. So many of us live our lives with such a miserable outlook, dreading each day instead of celebrating it. When we remember what Christ did for us on the cross, and we understand that we are children of God, our attitude will change drastically. Each Sunday as we gather as the church, we should be reminded of this, and it is especially true on Easter.
Romans 8:11 says, “If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you.”
This verse is so encouraging to believers. Jesus rose from the dead, and His Spirit lives in us and gives us life. Easter reinvigorates the truth of that Scripture in my life every year. We get to come together as the Church on Resurrection Sunday and proclaim that truth together as the body of Christ. When I think of Easter, I think of victory. Jesus conquered death, hell, and the grave. He was raised up so that we would be able to spend eternity with Him. Whenever you are feeling discouraged, remember Jesus’ victory.