[vimeo id="91295827"] Easter has nothing to do with Easter bunnies and everything to do with your eternity. The significance of the Easter story in our Christian faith is in the death and resurrection of Jesus. Without this single component, the gospel story would be completely powerless. So, today I want to encourage you to take time to reflect on the incredible story of Jesus and highlight three important Easter lessons that you can think about as you celebrate this Easter season.
First, death is not the end. Yes, there is life after death, and this journey through our life on earth is only a small preface to the novel of eternity. I think that we often forget that our lives have a greater destiny than what we think. We are consumed by the world, our careers, daily life and all the things that come along with it. However, Easter reminds us through the resurrection of Jesus that something greater awaits for those who follow Christ and serve in His kingdom.
Second, there is hope. As I watch the news and learn of all the sad things happening around the world, it’s easy to become disheartened. Our world’s condition tears down our spirits and, yes, it can feel hopeless. However, Easter reminds us that even the worst things of life can be overcome with Jesus. Through His life, Jesus healed the sick and even the worst diseases, and best of all, He conquered death – which is what we celebrate on Easter. The world may be telling you that there is no hope, but I want to encourage you that Jesus says otherwise. There is always hope with Jesus. He proved it on the day He rose from the dead.
Finally, everyone can be saved. I love the old saying that the ground is level at the foot of the cross. It reminds us that all can be saved and we’re all equal in the eyes of God. It says that all are the same and all can be saved if they choose to believe. So no matter your story, the good or bad things you many have done, all can be saved because of the work of Jesus. Easter is the reminder that all who are lost can find their way to life at the foot of the cross. They don’t have to spend eternity separated from God, but if they choose, they can spend it with Jesus.
As you celebrate this Easter season, remember to take time to reflect and think about these lessons. I hope they encourage you and lift your spirits during this season and bring you closer to Jesus.
What would you add to this list? I would love to hear from you – feel free to respond on my blog… Happy Easter.