The resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ is the core of Christianity. Without this, Jesus was merely a man sentenced to death.
Moses was an instrument for Israel’s deliverance from the hands of Pharaoh, yet he died. David was a powerful warrior, yet he died. His son, Solomon, was among the wealthiest and the wisest in history, yet he died.
Here comes Jesus, whose life and death challenged a nation. His tomb was sealed and was guarded by soldiers. He spoke so much truth while he was alive that the high officials of the time conspired to sentence Him to death. There was one thing left to fully put his messianic claims to rest: He must remain dead.
Yet, He lived.
“Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?” Luke 24:32
Jesus has risen from the dead. Death could not hold him down! We, the believers, rest on this truth: our Savior is alive! We feel our hearts burn when we communed with Him. His presence in our lives pushes us to know Him more and make Him known.
May we remain true to the reason why we celebrate Resurrection Sunday. This is not just another family day for parents to relax and the kids to have fun. This is the day we affirm our faith in the resurrection of Jesus. This is the day we remind ourselves how Jesus endured the cross for the joy set before Him: the reconciliation of man with God. Because of His resurrection, God is able to manifest heaven through us while we are on the earth.
Oh how He loves us!