• Dr. Helen Holton

He Lives and Reigns Supreme!

It’s Easter Monday and I am still reveling in the joy of Easter. It is by far my favorite day of all the days of the year. It holds the promise of all that is in store for those who love God and accept Jesus Christ as the Son of God who came to take away the sins of the world. This is my personal belief and the anchor of my life. I am so very grateful for all that God does for me that is a constant reminder of how blessed I am. That is not to say that I have everything I want or that my life is exactly the way I want it to be.

I am consciously aware that everything I have accomplished, everything that I am, and everything I could ever hope to be is not solely up to me. Whether you believe in God or not what I do know is that there exists a life-giving force greater than any individual that accounts for the very existence of every living thing. I have spent a good portion of my formative years and young adult life questioning and challenging my faith and what I believe. I conclude that we all believe in something greater than ourselves that accounts for the existence of life. Even the atheist and agnostic that lacks faith in God, the impossibility of God, or the noncommittal position one way or the other can account or explain to me in a rational, believable manner the awesome wonder of life and creation.

I willingly, joyfully, and unapologetically ascribe to the only truth for me that God is real, alive, and reigns supreme over and above all creation. The longer I live and experience this journey of life I continue to be amazed and humbled at how God shows up for me in good and bad times. It is wonderful to celebrate the goodness of God when life is in sync with plans, dreams, and aspirations of life. For me, it is also cause for praise and thanksgiving when I am in the dark and painful places of life. What I have learned is that without dark clouds, rain, and cold nights how would I ever be able to appreciate the splendor of warm, sunny, carefree days.

Easter is my earthly reminder that Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior more than 2,000 years ago hung on a rugged cross, died, and was buried and in three days He rose and overcame death and the grave with all power and might and is seated at the right-hand of God, my Creator where He reigns Supreme making eternal life possible for all. That’s worth celebrating always and forever. Alleluia!

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