Dear Lord,
As the world focuses on Easter eggs & chocolate bunnies, as well as playing practical jokes on April Fool’s Day, as Christians and the Church, we focus on the death and resurrection of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. He is risen; He is risen indeed!

A reminder from John Piper:

If we’re humble enough to be the small, hopeless sinner rescued by sovereign grace for his glory, the good news gets better, not worse. We will be far happier in a world that’s not centered on us. God had called him to die in love for you, but he went to please the Father — to do the Father’s will, to honor and magnify his wisdom, sovereignty, and love. Even Jesus’ resurrection and exaltation was for the glory of the Father.

Help the gospel never to get smaller in our lives. Help us to reflect and live for Your glory and Your gospel.

… you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes. – 1 Cor. 11.26 NASB

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes … – Romans 1.16 NASB