As I write this, the day is coming to a close. Therefore, you have probably heard it many times before now, but…
For the Christian, this is the day we remember the most important event in history – the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
There have always been those who don’t believe, of course. But ever since that first morning when the women showed up to an empty tomb (Matthew 24), untold numbers have staked their eternity on the testimony of those who “heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life” (1 John 1:1).
As a matter of fact, one cannot call himself a true Christian if this day means nothing, for unless one “believe in his heart that God hath raised him [Jesus] from the dead,” he cannot be saved (Roman 10:9). The resurrection is so important to the Christian faith, “if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain” (1 Corinthians 15:14 RSV).
Again, have a happy Easter.
And if you don’t believe, well, there’s always tomorrow, isn’t there? 😉