Easter is one of my favorite times of the year. For some it is a wonderful time to spend with family; for others it is a time to over-indulge in candy; and still for others it is just another Sunday, one day closer to Monday and another work week. But for those who are followers of Christ, it is a time to remember the central reality of our lives - that we were lost in our sin, bound by our selfish nature, and at war with the God who created us and loves us.
But in the midst of our sin, selfishness, and rebellion a just and loving God took matters into His own hands and sent his son Jesus to pay the price for our sin. He was beaten in our place, cursed in our place, and, ultimately, died in our place, even though He was blameless. If you are a follower of Jesus this should be a time for gratitude, celebration, worship, and a deeper devotion to the one who set us free. So join with other believers and CELEBRATE what Christ has done in your life. You owe him everything.
But remember, you celebrate the Lord’s resurrection every day as you live a life devoted to the glory of God and the benefit of others. Enjoy this Easter season, and remember to celebrate like He has actually saved you…because He has!