For some reason, most people don’t celebrate Easter as ‘elaborately’ as they do Christmas. The events that surround both celebrations – the birth and death & resurrection of Jesus – complement each other, and while we know that we should celebrate these events every day, it is a good thing that certain times of the year are specially dedicated to them. That way, people are more aware of them than before and we should make the most of it.
Easter is a period where Christians around the world commemorate the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus. It is major for Christians because it is also a time really think deeply about the sacrifice of Jesus and His victory, by which we are now saved and guaranteed of eternal life.
The death, burial and resurrection of Jesus is why we do not have to make several sacrifices to atone for our sins. Jesus did it, once and for all. He is the propitiation for our sins, the atoning sacrifice itself.
Because of Jesus, sonship was restored to man and we can boldly go to God as our Father and receive answers to our prayers. We also know that because He rose, our faith is ever-valid, victory over Satan is permanent and we have received this resurrection power as well.
The benefits of Jesus’ sacrifice are innumerable. Take time this season to think deeply about this and thank God for it. You should also share this good news with someone else. Jesus died and rose again, and now, He lives forever!