Today is Easter Sunday. What does that mean to you? For some people Easter is the time where they get together with family who they haven’t seen in a long time. Other people see Easter as the beginning of the spring season and bring out the brighter colors of their wardrobe. For a lot of our families with children, Easter is the weekend we normally spend with Lads to Leaders and walking thousands upon thousands of steps through the hotel hallways to get from one event to the next.
When I think of Easter I go back to this verse from Luke Chapter 24. In verses 5 and 6 we find ourselves at the tomb of Jesus. They looked into the tomb and were frightened because he was not there. One of the men there said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen.” Those two sentences are important to me and tell a lot about our Savior.
The first thing those verses share with us is that our Savior is alive. The second thing is that Jesus had risen. The tomb was empty because Jesus was not there. Death was no match for our Lord and Savior. When I think of these verses it reminds me of how important this time is. Not only was death defeated, not only did the prophecies from the Old Testament come true, not only did Jesus take the weight of our sins and carry them for us, not only did this moment mean a lot for is in our relationship with God, not only did this mean that our Savior goes up to bat for us, but this moment means everything for us because Jesus did this for you. Jesus didn’t have to suffer and die for us but he chose to.
Not only did Jesus die… But He rose from the grave!
When I think about what Easter means to me it comes down to this. Jesus Christ died on the Cross and carried the weight of my sin. Death couldn’t hold the King of Kings, and when Jesus rose up from the grave and Jesus claimed the ultimate victory. How can you share the Good News about Jesus this week?