It is that season once again when we celebrate the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. We celebrate and not mourn because Jesus’ death paid the penalty for sin of all believers in Him. We can now confidently declare that “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ” (Romans 8:1).
We also celebrate Easter and not weep because although Christ died, death could no longer hold him. After three days in the grave, he rose from the dead and right now he is at the right hand of God the Father. His resurrection defeated death that was the penalty of our sin (Genesis 2:17; Romans 6:23).
We, indeed, celebrate because the penalty of our sin was paid by Christ’ death as Scripture affirms: “While we were enemies (of God) we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son” (Romans 5:10).
We, surely, celebrate Easter because Christ’s resurrection signified the defeat of death hence all believers in him are assured of everlasting life. “Thanks to God! He gives us victory (over death) through our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Corinthians 15:57 ). Jesus also says, “I am the resurrection and life. Whoever believes in me though he die, yet shall he live” (John 11:25).
We celebrate and we shall forever celebrate Easter because the work of saving sinners was completed. The old hymn writer put it better when he wrote “Jesus paid it all. All to him I owe. Sin had left a crimson stain; he washed it white as snow.”
This is the essence of Easter. We miss these truths, Easter loses its meaning. Happy and joyous Easter to you!