by Texas Christian injury lawyer, Tim O’Hare
Sunday we will gather with family and friends to celebrate what is arguably the most important holiday/event in the history of the Christian faith. The holiday known as Easter by the world — a celebration of new life and spring — is celebrated as Resurrection Sunday by believers around the world.
It is the day we remember Christ’s resurrection from the dead. Friday we celebrate Good Friday, in remembrance of the day Christ took on the sin of the world and was crucified so every man, woman and child could be free from the guilt of our sin. Upon Jesus, the blameless, spotless lamb, was laid the “iniquity of us all.” (Isaiah 53:6)
But the story didn’t end on Friday. The Bible tells us that after three days, Christ was resurrected from the dead, defeating death and overcoming evil once and for all. Victory is His. And victory is yours, if you believe.
John 3:16 tells us that God loved us so much that He gave His only Son that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. Through Christ we have hope that evil doesn’t win. That death does not have the final word. Through Him, we can live forever with Him.
Jesus was the greatest Gift ever given to man. His birth is celebrated on Christmas, and it’s the mercy in His sacrifice we remember on Easter. He paid the penalty of sin that separates us from God. And in His resurrection, he defeated death, overcoming the grave, giving us the opportunity to live eternally in heaven with Him. All you have to do is believe. By believing in the birth, life, death and resurrection of Jesus to cover the gap between you and our perfect God, you too can have eternal life.
“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9
“Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.’” John 11:25-26
This Easter Sunday, enjoy the eggs, bunnies and baskets — but focus on the reason for the celebration – the sacrifice of Jesus and the victory we are able to claim as believers in Him.