For most of us, Easter is a time of relaxation, family, Easter Eggs, copious amounts of chocolate and bunny rabbits. Many African countries get a long weekend and we get a chance to recharge somewhat.
But is that what it is really all about? Is it about stuffing your face with chocolate eggs and taking extended naps?
Easter is actually supposed be a reminder of what Jesus did for us. The true gift He gave us all – eternal and everlasting life. Jesus made the ultimate sacrifice by dying on the cross which involved a humiliating and excruciating death. But even that’s not what Easter is really about. Let’s be honest, we all are going to die at some point, right? What made Jesus’ death different and so significant, even 2000 years later, is the fact that He rose again after 3 days! He beat death and through that act He ensured eternal life for all of us who believe and call on His name. What Satan thought was going to be his finest hour, Jesus turned into being his greatest loss.
Jesus broke the curse of death and the chains of the law and made it possible for anyone to enter freely into the gift that He gave us. All we have to do is to accept Jesus as our Lord and Saviour.
So, this Easter time let’s rather try to tell someone else what Easter is really about. Share the amazing truth of the cross and let it be known that Jesus has given us eternal life.
Now that’s good news!