It’s Easter Sunday – Happy Easter!
Together we celebrate the truth of Jesus raised to life. The conquering of death; the restoration of man to God through all that Jesus accomplished over this weekend.
A celebration of new life. Easter is a time to delight and embrace all that God has for us. And as we still find ourselves limited in what we can do, still living with restrictions because of the Coronavirus pandemic – we perhaps need to find reasons to celebrate.
Our reasons to celebrate transcend the events of the last year. We have a hope beyond hopes – we have a life that is eternal. And so we celebrate this day.
On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.
While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, ‘Why do you look for the living among the dead?
He is not here; he has risen! (Luke 24:1-6a)
Christ is risen. He is risen indeed!