He is Risen!
For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, and then to the Twelve. After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers and sisters at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep.
– 1 Corinthians 15:3-6
He died so we could live. And today, religion has become a word many have feared, shunned, and shied away from. But that’s just it, Jesus didn’t die so we could have a “religion”. He died for us to have a relationship with the kind of Savior who’ll never leave us or forsake us. My testimony is long and winding, but I’ve been a Christian since I could remember because of the family I was born into. And today, I’ve come to finally understand what it means to walk with Christ because that’s ultimately all that matters.
Christ came into this world to love us. He came to protect us. He came to stand with us. He came to save us. And to know that love is to know the greatest gift of all — because truly, while we’re able to love those we care for with infinite adoration, as human beings we can’t even process the magnitude of which God can love us. It’s that very love that allows us to love in return. His love is eternal.
Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him. The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God. In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus.
– Romans 6:8-11
He is in us. We are in Him. And through Him, there’s nothing we can’t do. We can help protect this broken, angry world through love and dedication. We can help fight the good fight with honor and dignity. We can be a symbol of hope and a light in the darkness. And that’s what we’ve always strived to be here at Marvelous Geek Circles — loving.
We want you to come to our website knowing that even when something isn’t perfect, we’re not going to shun it. We aren’t here to judge, we’re here to talk about the things we love. We’re here to find light in the darkness. It’s not what you say it’s how you say. There’s always room for improvement in media, in the world, but we aren’t here to be unforgiving or unkind in the face of hardships. We’re here to talk about the truth and we’re here to help those who are in need of inspiration. We’re here to remind our readers of the fact that in their own darknesses, we can be the light reminding you all of what Christ stands for — love. We’re here to remind you of the fact that Jesus died on that cross in order for you to live your best life, and if you are ever in need of Him, no matter how far you’ve strayed, or if you’ve never known Him, He’s here to listen to you. He’s here to love you.
Christ has always said come as you are. As you are — not “as I want you to be”, as the Church wants you to be, as your parents want you to be. As you are. We each have our own special, meticulous relationship with Christ. When we come to Him, it is our souls that do the talking — he doesn’t care what we look like or what we’re wearing, He cares about our heart. He cares about fixing our hearts, molding them into being better, brighter versions — because truly, we are all flawed, and He died for love wanting to teach us that very infinite love. And that’s what we’re always working towards, finding new ways to love through Him. A love that holds no grudges, no memory of your past mistakes, a love that simply wants you to be the best version of yourself possible. A love that wants to heal you. A love that wants you save you. A love that inspires us to work through every hardship and to become better than we were yesterday. A love that’s perfect despite our human imperfections.
Whatever you do today, wherever you go, remember that Jesus Christ loves you.
Gissane (pronounced Geese-enny) or, as people often call her, "Goose," is a Christ fan above all and a romance enthusiast who's taken her Master's degree in English and love for essays into writing lengthy analyses about pop culture.
She is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Marvelous Geeks Media and the co-host of Lady Geeks' Society Podcast. She drinks too much coffee, wants to live in a forest, and cries a lot because of her favorite characters. She's a member of The Cherry Picks and can also be found writing features for Looper.