Once a year, Christians all over the world celebrate Easter, which is a time where we commemorate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
We have a reason to celebrate since this resurrection made it possible for us to have a new life. Romans 6:4 tells us that “just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.”
The word “Easter” is believed to be an ancient word for spring. When we think of spring, it ought to remind us of new life, for it is then that the grass comes out of its dormant state in most places. Trees also put on new leaves and flowers start to bloom.
It’s OK to have a time of year where we put special emphasis on the resurrection - the same would go for Christmas and Thanksgiving.
Each and every day, however, should be a time when we remind ourselves that Jesus came to earth to give of himself as a sacrifice for our sins and before rising again to ascend into heaven to intercede for us.
Each day we should be thankful for all he has done for us and everything he has provided for us.
If this has not been your practice, turn over a new leaf and start today. If you are one of those individuals who only goes to church during the special occasions, do so this Sunday - but also make a commitment that each and every Sunday you will be in church celebrating.
Hope to see many of you this Sunday.