Easter eggs, chocolate bunnies, “Easter bonnets”, Good Friday, all things related to Easter. I hope that Easter never becomes commercialized like Christmas, but I also wish it would become more celebrated and recognized for the right reason than a “special Sunday.”
Importance of Easter
Easter is celebrated across the world as one of the most significant Christian holy days. At Easter, we remember not only the great sacrifice of Jesus on the cross but especially that through His triumph over the power of sin and death we can have eternal life.
Across the centuries of American history, our leaders have reminded us of the importance of Easter. Noah Webster, author of America’s first English-language dictionary, defined Easter: “A festival of the Christian church observed in commemoration of our Savior’s resurrection.”
He forgave the crime of murder on His cross; and after His resurrection, He commanded His disciples to preach the gospel of forgiveness, first at Jerusalem, where He well knew His murderers still resided. These striking facts are recorded for our imitation and seem intended to show that the Son of God died, not only to reconcile God to man but to reconcile men to each other.
“…For what we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8
“But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man. For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive.” I Corinthians 15:20-22
The greatest event in the history of mankind, many say, was the birth of Christ. But as Christians we must recognize the greatest event is the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, giving us the opportunity to have our sins forgiven and be ushered into eternal life with Him.
He still offers that to all of mankind. All you have to do is ask Him.