We celebrate Easter with a Bank Holiday. Workers have a few days off - children have two weeks off school and a huge selection of chocolate Easter eggs. Some of us might take a holiday, or visit relatives. Whilst all this is good, it is true to say that many have forgotten why we celebrate Easter at all. The miracle of Easter is not an Easter egg, or a holiday; but the glorious reality that nearly 2,000 years ago, Jesus Christ, the Son of the Living God, defeated mans greatest enemy Death!
Death is the result of sin and is inevitable. Because of sin, it is appointed for men once to die. Hebrews 7:9. Medical science, with all its discoveries, has found no way to overcome death. Jesus Christ foretold His own death and resurrection. He even claimed I am the resurrection and the Life. John 11:25. Although His death was to be violent, agonizing and shameful, when the time came He willingly went to the cross to die as a sacrifice for the sins of all humanity.
On the 3rd day He arose from the dead. Many people saw Him alive and the nail prints in His hands and feet. He talked and ate with them, an infallible proof that he had conqu ered death. Jesus said, I am He that lives and was dead; and behold, I am alive forever more, and have the keys of death and hell. Rev. 1:18 The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ is the foundation of the Christian faith. A dead Saviour cant help anyone; but since Jesus is alive He is able to save all that come to God through him. He has made it possible for all who trust Him to conquer death and live forevermore. He said, Because I live, you shall live also.
For if you tell others with your own mouth that Jesus is your Lord, and believe in your own heart that God has raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9 Living Bible. Millions of people all over the world, from many denominations, can testify to the fact that Jesus lives, and that they have a personal relationship with Him.
He lives in their hearts and He will live in yours and share your life, if you will prayerfully and sincerely invite Him to come in. He said, Behold I stand at the door and knock, if anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in. Why not invite Him now and the Miracle of Easter will be repeated in your life, for Jesus is ALIVE!
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