(Originally written 12 April 2020)
Good Easter morning. I am participating in my church’s livestream this morning, so I have to be brief. But I wanted to share an important passage on this important day.
“For through the law I died to the law so that I might live for God. I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing!” (Gal. 2:19-21)
Christianity is the only religion that I know of that essentially says this about its central figure.
It’s not enough that Jesus was a great teacher.
It’s not enough that Jesus was a moral man.
It’s not enough that Jesus healed people.
No, Paul says, “Jesus, and all of Christianity after Him, is the Resurrection. If that is not true, then everything else is a lie.”
I believe in a Risen Christ that placed the entirety of the eternal world on His shoulders, and did what only He could do. My prayer for everyone is that, as believers, you never forget the immense importance of this moment, and for non-believers, that one day you will see that He did this for you, too.
Have a glorious Easter Sunday.