It seems wrong to be in the middle of a monthlong blogging challenge that excludes Sundays … when one of those Sundays is Easter.
And, if I had planned ahead, you would be reading this on Easter Sunday instead of the day after.
But, come to think of it, Easter is all about what happened After.
“He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead! Remember what he told you back in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be betrayed into the hands of sinful men and be crucified, and that he would rise again on the third day” (Luke 24:6-7, NLT).
In fact, the central theme of the Christian faith is about what happened after Jesus was crucified.
In his Easter sermon, my pastor quoted a favorite pastor and author, Tim Keller:
“If Jesus rose from the dead, then you have to accept all that he said; if he didn’t rise from the dead, then why worry about any of what he said? The issue on which everything hangs is not whether or not you like his teaching but whether or not he rose from the dead.”
There’s not much more to say than that. It sums it up. If Jesus had stayed in the grave, there would be nothing to hope for, nothing to live for, nothing to die for.
Nothing to talk about.
What you can hope for – trust in – is eternal life with Jesus Christ:
“If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved” (Romans 10:9, English Standard Version).
If you would like to know more about having an everlasting relationship with Jesus and need to talk to someone about it, feel free to email me here:
I want to leave you with two things:
- A friend’s take on Easter. She wrote about The Man Who Rescued Wild Sheep from an Odd Predicament.
- A song that I shared right before Christmas last year, but it’s so appropriate for Easter. From Crowder:
Rejoice with me today, for …
HE IS RISEN!
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Tomorrow: F is for ??? (I don’t remember – I thought of the topic at work and left my list there!). Stay tuned.