Easter is the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus from the dead and all the wonderful implications of his resurrection. Everyone who repents and trusts in Jesus shall dwell with the Lord God Most High and experience the fullness of His presence and celebrate in exquisite joy forever. Hope comes to us through the resurrection.
The Scriptures Must Be Fulfilled Contrary to all the disciple's expectations, after his brutal crucifixion and burial, Jesus walked out of the tomb victorious on Sunday morning. And when He appeared to his disciples, Jesus did not leave them guessing as to why He had to be betrayed, die and be resurrected. Rather, He instructed them, that all these things had to take place to fulfill the Scriptures. In what was no doubt a fascinating conversation, Jesus demonstrated that all of the Old Testament pointed to him and his triumph over sin and death.
No one expected a resurrected Jesus. The women and disciples who watched Jesus be crucified and die, mourned and wept. They had no hope. None. And even after they saw the resurrected Christ, it took many proofs to convince them that Jesus is alive. He turned their mourning to doubt and then to joy. And his resurrection changes everything about everything.
All of us are seeking, seeking relief, peace and redemption from the pains and battles of this life. Unfortunately, we turn to the things of this world to meet this need instead of Jesus. Jesus is the only one who can bring the peace and healing we so desperately need. Through his resurrection, Jesus has conquered over fear, pain and death. He has done it all. All that is left for us to do is to believe in and worship Him.
There is no gospel without the resurrection of Jesus. The resurrection of Jesus is the most important event in history. Jesus’ resurrection is the pinnacle of God’s story, the history of the universe. It is because of the resurrection that we exist as a church and worship Jesus every day. Jesus’ triumph over sin and death is such an amazing work of God! It sets us free and makes us alive to Him!