No, I do not have a highly-spiritual post for Easter. Honestly, I don’t have a lot of time anymore to write blog posts. However, I do think that Easter is something that cannot, should not, go unobserved. It is the most significant holiday for any Believer, and the reason for this day is the reason for the joy that we have. Jesus Christ is risen today. He took my place on the cross and died for my sin, and fulfilled the prophecies and rose again on the third day. He is alive. Death could not hold Him; He is our victory. This is the reason for the joy that we have.
Romans 5:8: “But God demonstrated his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
1 Corinthians 15:3-4: “For what I received I passed on to you as first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures.”
1 Corinthians 15:56-57: “The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
2 Corinthians 5:14-15: “For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.”
Colossians 2:13-14: “When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, having cancelled the charge of our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us; he has taken it away, nailing it to the cross.”
John 19:30: “When he had received the drink, Jesus said, ‘It is finished’. With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.”
This is why we can have joy. Jesus died for you and me, for all of us. Our sins have been forgiven through Jesus’ death on the cross. This is why the resurrection means so much to us. We can have a joy because Jesus conquered the grave. He is alive!