“Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen!” Luke 24:5-6
What is the one single act that defined Christianity?
- The virgin birth?
- The revolutionary philosophies of Jesus Christ?
- The great miracles – feeding 5,000 men, turning water into wine, healing the sick?
While all of these acts of Christ certainly set Him above any other person who has ever walked the earth, nothing compares to His death and resurrection.
Through death, Jesus gave His life to pay the penalty of our sin. Through His resurrection, Jesus conquered sin and death – giving us that power, as well, in eternity. On Easter Sunday, we celebrate this wonderful moment and the joyous consequences that stemmed from it. When I contemplate the amazing grace that exploded into the world when He took that first breath after the cross, I find myself humming, then singing some of the words to the classic hymns, He Lives!:
I serve a risen Savior, He’s in the world today.
I know that He is living, whatever men may say…
He lives, He lives, Christ Jesus lives today!
He walks with me; He talks with me along life’s narrow way.
He lives, He lives, salvation to impart!
You ask me how I know He lives
He lives within my heart.
Happy Resurrection Day!