I love Easter! I even love Easter for the stuff that we “serious” Christians should not love it for:
- small children in new Easter clothes
- that fake plastic grass you put in the bottom of Easter baskets
- Cadbury eggs… Oh, thank you heaven above for those eggs
- the knowledge that the week after Easter they’ll start putting the Christmas displays up at Walmart
I just love this time of year, even for those nonreligious, way over-commercialized things. But, the reason I love Easter the most is because of what this time of year means for people of faith.
We celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus the Christ. We were lost in our sin and desperately needed a Savior. The God of the universe became flesh for us, lived a perfect life, died a sacrificial death, all for the purpose of paying the price for us, a debt that He did not owe. Then after three days in the tomb, He rose from the dead putting an exclamation point where the devil wanted to put a question mark.
The resurrection of Jesus Christ proves that He is who He said He was; that He had the authority to do what He came to do. Easter is awesome.
Every year during this holiday I feel the need to clarify some Christian vocabulary. I think we have trouble with the word Continue reading “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means”