What are We Celebrating? That He is Risen!

He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. 

Matthew 28:6

On Christmas, we celebrate Christ’s birth.

On Good Friday, we remember His sacrifice. 

On Easter, we celebrate Christ’s resurrection. 

A common thread runs through these events in human history. God came in the form of a human to reconcile us to Himself. Each was a necessary part of God’s plan to save us from our sins. 

But why is Easter so significant for Christians? 

In 1 Corinthians 15:12-14, Paul wrote, “Now if Christ is proclaimed as raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain.”

Christ’s defeat over sin and death makes our own defeat over sin and death possible. Our faith is worthless and eternal life is just a dream unless God resurrected Jesus from the grave. Over 2,000 years ago, the angel of the Lord assured the women at the tomb in Matthew 28:6, “He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.” 

He’s still not in His grave. He sits instead at the right hand of God the Father interceding on our behalf. 

This is why we celebrate Easter! This is why we have hope beyond the grave too.

God made possible a relationship with every person, including you. Contact us if you want to know more about this Savior who changes lives. 

May your soul be full this Resurrection Day. 

PRAYER: God, let me have faith in the story of Jesus and hope that He is risen and has a relationship with me! Thank you for your Son and His sacrifice that I may be forgiven and experience your incredible love.