And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done (Genesis 2:2). After creating everything, God rested from His work. At this point, everything was perfect and very good. Perfection was quickly undone as Adam and Eve gave in to temptation and thrust the world into sin, but our gracious God promised that One would come to crush the head of the serpent and bring life back to our fallen world.

Today, this promise has been fulfilled. God’s Son has fulfilled the Law, borne our sin, and laid down His life to win us forgiveness and put an end to Satan. Now, for the work that He has done in His creation, Jesus is at rest, lying in a tomb, having accomplished all that the Father had sent Him to do. On Easter morning will come the day of the new creation when Jesus will rise from the dead and restore life to our world. Jesus now brings new life to you. Sin is gone, death is overcome, and life eternal with God is ours once again!

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