Apologies that I am posting these Easter reflections late…but someone has said ‘better late than never’:
Christ is risen!
This is the joyful proclamation of Easter, the center of Christian faith and hope. A miracle that took place two millennia ago means life and peace with God for us today—for anyone and everyone who places their faith in the risen Lord, Jesus Christ.
On that first Easter Sunday, certain women who were followers of Jesus came to His tomb. They had seen their Master crucified and buried, and all hope seemed to have died with Him.
Imagine the surprise and confusion when they found the great stone rolled away from the entrance to the tomb, and that Jesus’ body was nowhere to be seen.
Imagine the wonder and joy when a pair of angels appeared to them and said, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen!” (Lk. 24:5-6, NIV). This is the news that changed the world, and has shaken it for two thousand years since.
This is the message we must receive and believe. Why look for the living among the dead? Why count Jesus Christ merely among the figures of history, when He lives and reigns today?
Why continue living in darkness and futility, when Christ has risen in glorious light? Why live this life alone, when you can know Him, the one who died to save you from death and rose to bring you eternal life?
Christ is risen, and that changes everything.
Christ is risen! Risen, indeed.