John 20:29, Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen Me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”
Luke 24:1, On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. 2They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, 3but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. 4While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. 5In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead?”
This Sunday many people will flock to church to celebrate Easter and rightly so! However, we would be better served to refer to Easter Sunday as Resurrection Sunday, and not simply Easter Sunday. For some, Easter Sunday is synonymous with the Easter bunny, colorfully decorated Easter eggs, and Easter egg hunts. In and of themselves, those are fun things to do which is not necessarily wrong. However, we must always remain mindful that the Easter bunny and Easter eggs have absolutely nothing to do with the importance of this Sunday.
This Sunday is important for one reason and one reason only, the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Read what was said by the Angels to those who had come to the empty tomb that day in Luke 24:5, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? 6He is not here; He has risen!” Now that’s something to celebrate. Have a blessed Friday, and I’ll see you this Sunday as we celebrate the fact that Jesus was not there, for He has Risen, He has Risen indeed!
John Mark Caton,Ph.D