Saturday, April 11, 2009

He Is Risen

So, what’s this Easter, or rather Resurrection Sunday, all about?

For two thousand years, Christians have generally celebrated the resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth on the first Sunday after Passover.

What does this mean to Christians? Why is it so important?

Simply put, Christians believe that God is so holy that there is no way for any man to approach Him on his own merits.

Therefore, because God loves each of us so much, He Himself, as Jesus of Nazareth, took on a human body, lived as a human, and died as a human to reunite us to Himself.

As a sign that Jesus was the Messiah, the Chosen One, and the Creator of the Universe, with the authority to do this, Jesus did not stay dead, but came back to life three days after his execution.

This is the Christian’s guarantee that there is life beyond death. This is the Christian’s guarantee that Jesus will raise those who love Him to new life in His perfect time. This is the Christian’s guarantee that when he or she must stand before the all-holy, Creator of the Universe that He sees Jesus rather than that person’s screw-ups. In perfect love there is no fear.

The only requirements for anyone to be a Christian are: 1) to accept that God did this for them; 2) thank Him for it; and 3) ask Him to live fully in one’s life, everyday. It’s a choice that only an individual can make. It’s just that simple, and it’s just that hard. Nothing else has any real importance.

That’s why Resurrection Sunday is so important to Christians.

He Is Risen.

Wishing you every blessing.

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