What All Christians Need to Think About this Easter – and Always
This Sunday is Easter, and whether you celebrate it or not, there is a very important message to be found. There is much debate about holidays, pagan origins, hidden meanings, and other issues when it comes to holidays such as Easter. Some people don’t celebrate these types of holidays because or their origins and others find no problem with it. There are Christians that think it’s wrong to use a day that is supposed to be about Jesus to focus on things such as Easter eggs, the Easter bunny, etc. and there are some that keep these traditions every year. No matter what you’re opinion is on these things, regardless of whether you celebrate Easter in any way or not, there is something important to remember this weekend:
You’re a Christian only because God has made the ultimate sacrifice because of His unending, unfailing love for you. God becoming a human, living a perfect and selfless life, and then dying a death He never deserved, to save every person from the consequences of their own sins, solely because of His love for each person He has created is the only reason to be a Christian. It’s an incredible mystery and the only thing that has the power to save the human soul. Jesus paid it all for us and we owe our lives to him. This is the good news and this is the hope that we have. Jesus rose from the dead because death could not hold him down. This means there is hope for us, because his sacrifice was to save us. Without this, our faith is nothing. God, despite all of the pain humanity has caused him, died for each person of the human race. He gave up his own life to give us a gift we didn’t deserve. This is who God is, and we need to show this to every person in every way that we can. And we need to accept this truth and get to know the Creator that sacrificed everything for His creation.
So this weekend, whether or not you’re celebrating Easter, think about this. Read the story of the cross found in the gospels. Think about what all of this means, for you and for everyone. Spend time in prayer and worship acknowledging what God has done for you and rejoice because Christ has risen from the dead. Take advantage of the fact that this is a weekend where society will be focusing on Jesus at least a little bit more than they usually do, and share the truth of the love of God with someone, take any opportunity you get. If you celebrate Easter, make Jesus the center of everything. If you choose to participate in Easter egg hunts and other related activities, make sure to take time to acknowledge who Jesus is and what he has done and why it is so important. Our very life and existence comes from the love of God and we need to remember this today, everyday, on Easter, and always.