It's a cause for great celebration (and not because white shoes are now "ok")!
The Easter weekend is the cornerstone to our Christian faith- without it, we are still lost. Sure, Christmas is a wonderful holiday and I wholeheartedly enjoy celebrating the birth of Christ. However, God's redemptive plan has been in place since the beginning, so when He looked down on the manger, He not only saw the coming of the Son of Man, but also saw blood shed and the cross. Then, the empty grave! It really is the pinnacle! My God is not defeated or dead, but alive and risen and reigning on high!
The Jews believed Jesus would redeem Israel and free them from the Romans. But in his great power and with unending, unquenchable, unconditional, unwavering LOVE He freed ALL of mankind from the sin that separated us!
Jesus told the Jews that He would rebuild the destroyed temple in three days. They were confused, as it had taken 46 years to build it. But Jesus was speaking of His own body! He rose to life in three days and completely changed the world - the veil was torn! That which separated God and mankind was gone! Praise the Lord!!!
Thank you thank you thank you Jesus for resurrection Sunday.
Luke 24:46-49 Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in His name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things. And behold, I am sending the promise of my Father upon you.