Two thousand years ago, an event occurred that would change my life, and it permanently changed the world.
After a night of humiliation, rejection and vicious beatings, Jesus Christ was crucified.
His lifeless body was taken to an empty tomb belonging to Joseph of Arimathea. Mary, Mary Magdalene and Salome arrived to anoint His lifeless body.
But Jesus was gone. The tomb was empty.
An angel sat on the stone by the door of the tomb and said, “I know you are looking for Jesus.” Then the angel said, “He is not here; for He is risen” (Matthew 28:6).
The Bible teaches us that Christ died, not for his own sin, but for our sins, so that those who trust in Him can stand in the presence of God in the perfect righteousness of Jesus Christ.
As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
We needed a Savior, and God gave us Jesus.
Once separated from God by our sin; now reconciled by His blood.
That is what salvation is all about.
Through his death, burial, and resurrection, Jesus paid the penalty for sin, thus purchasing for all who believe in him, eternal life in Christ.
Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?
John 11:25-26 KJV
That is what Easter is about. Death has died, and love has won.
Our God reigns! Hallelujah!
He has risen!