This is a repost of an article I wrote earlier to educate colleagues at work as part of awareness and inclusion. Enjoy.
Easter to a Christian is not about the time off from work and or eating Easter eggs, even though they are welcome pleasures in some cases. Easter to us is about celebrating Jesus Christ, our risen Lord and what this means to us now and in our future.
At Easter and the lead up to it, we are reminded of what Jesus’ resurrection means to us. Yes, he didn’t just die, he rose again securing our victory over sin and death. History assures us that there were witnesses with various accounts that confirmed he did indeed come back to life (he rose again) and this fact secures the eternal destiny of mankind. He saved us from the judgment of God and his death and resurrection gives all who will believe
and receive him the power to become sons of God. So, we celebrate this hope. See scriptural reference: 1 Corinthians chapter 15 verses 3-8 (the Bible).
Christians also celebrate the power in the blood of Jesus. As the bible tells us that the blood is how we overcome all the work of our one and only enemy who is also God’s enemy, the devil. The bible states the devil has come to kill, steal and destroy; however, Jesus came that mankind will have life and more abundantly. See the book of John chapter 10 verse 10 (the Bible).
We celebrate the life we have because of his sacrifice, we have joy, love, hope and peace.
We celebrate the salvation he offers us, not only for our souls but from trouble in this life, Revelations chapter 12 verse 11.
We celebrate the power in the name of Jesus, the bible says, he has been given a name above every other name.
We celebrate the fact that God has confirmed his word (the bible) repeatedly and that heaven and earth will pass away, but God’s word must be fulfilled.
We celebrate that the bible has remained an authority of the word and the will of God through the test of time, Matthew chapter 24 verse 35 (the Bible).
Easter to a believer in Jesus Christ is the holiest holiday and very precious to us in that our hope in God is continually renewed.