Today for Easter Sunday our pastor talked about Jesus’ power over death—physical death, emotional death, and spiritual death. Jesus rose from the dead, conquering the bondage sin holds over us. No longer are we who believe bound under the chains of sin, death, and the devil. We have victory in Christ!
To remember the personal chains in our life that Christ has broken, we were given the opportunity to actually break some chains and keep a piece. I was more than eager to break one because this year Christ has redeemed me from my eating disorder that has plagued me for the last several years of my life. No longer am I bound to the chains of a false idea of beauty, confidence, and acceptance. I have not thought about it in a couple months and I can only give glory to Christ for healing me!
It was quite relevant this morning when I couldn’t break the chain alone; I needed someone to help me. And it’s quite true for the actual chain in my life—overcoming my eating disorder was not possible when I went at it alone. Christ worked through friends and through me and labored on my behalf to loose the chains and take them away entirely. I needed help, I needed Him.
Today I celebrate Christ’s resurrection because by His power I am saved and His name is glorified! Amen!