“He is not here; for He is risen, as He said,” Matthew 28:6.
A friend of mine overheard an animated conversation among her students. Little Gracie threw out the question: “Who loves God?” All of them responded: “I do! I do! I do! Then Mark said: “I love Jesus.” Kelley protested: “But He died.” Mark replied: “Yeah, but every Easter He rises from the dead!”
Obviously, understanding the meaning of Easter is still developing. We know that Jesus died once for all (Romans 6:10; Hebrews 10:12) and, of course, rose from the dead once. Three days after paying the penalty of our sins on the cross, the sinless Jesus conquered death by rising from the grave and breaking the power of sin. It was the final sacrifice of blood that opened the only way for us to have a relationship with God now and a home with Him forevermore.
That’s why every year at Easter (in fact, every day of the year) we have reason to celebrate the resurrection of our Savior.
Christ’s resurrection is cause for our celebration!
(Min. Delores [Lois] Brown is the founder of The Prayer Faith and Healing Ministry. Contact the ministry by e-mail: <healing@ prayerfaithandhealingministry.org> or visit their website at www.prayerfaithandhealingministry.org>.)