“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead”
1 PETER 1:3.
The Bible is very clear about the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, which has nothing to do with Easter. This is because the word Easter is not found in the Bible, and through that, some may lose the right message which resurrection came to offer if we fail to understand the difference between the two.
Though, I am not condemning those celebrating Easter, because celebrating it or not according to Col 2:16 can not make anybody better with God. The Bible says: “Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath” So as believers, we must never allow anybody to judge you in respect of this important basic of our faith in Christ. If you see it as Easter or Resurrection, the point you must not miss is: Jesus DIED on the CROSS, BURIED AND RESURRECTED 3DAYS AFTER. This is what we are remembering and celebrating. And if you have contrary opinions to this, it means you are on a wrong path.
The question now is: WHY DID JESUS RESURRECTED?
The Bible is very clear about this, and it is through the Word we can understand why Jesus had to pass through all that. According to our golden text:
“Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead?”
Resurrection is the main part of Gospel, which is to tell the world and believers in Christ about events that will surely take place after death. Please never assume death is the end. Death is just a passage into a new beginning through resurrection of the dead.
Brethren, these are benefits we have through the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. You could see that resurrection is beyond a mere celebration, it is a matter of life and death. There is nothing wrong in celebrating it, but it is very dangerous to celebrate it when you have not experienced it.
Jesus did all that, so for you and I not to perish, and what would be your excuse if all these come to nothing in your life. This is another chance to embrace the cross by surrendering all to Jesus. He has done all, you have to believe it and embrace it. Then, you will start living a new life as proposed by God.
Celebration of this season is good, but rumination is better. I pray the Lord to help us all in Jesus name. Bow down your head and talk to Jesus about your life
Prayer Point: Lord, help me so all you’ve done will not be a waste over my life in Jesus.