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Thursday, April 5, 2012

The Resurrection

This Sunday the Church celebrates the Resurrection. We identify the event as Easter. The world has corrupted the meaning of this most glorious celebration by making it a day for children to search for decorated eggs, eat candy, and hear about the Easter bunny. However, this totally changes the focus of the real meaning of Easter.

On Sunday morning following the crucifixion, Jesus rose from the dead. He left the tomb victorious over sin and death. He proved, gave evidence, that He is God and that He paid the penalty for all our sins.

If Jesus did not rise from the dead, then Christians are to be the most pitied people in the world. This is exactly what the Apostle Paul said in 1 Corinthians 15. But we are not stupid, deceived, or deluded. We have a living hope. Jesus is alive. Jesus is God. And because He is raised from the dead, I know that my sins are forgiven.

I rejoice that we can celebrate the resurrection in confidence that Jesus is alive and that one day we will live with Him as well.

1 comment:

  1. So true! That is why we celebrate!!! Christ is risen from the dead, He's alive, He's our Savior!