by ALCAP | Monday, April 14, 2014
Easter is such a wonderful day! Churches open overflow rooms to accommodate the crowds, and major stores close their doors to acknowledge this day of days! Easter touches something deep within us. Language strains and stretches to capture the reality it represents.
Easter affirms that there is life after death. Sure death is inevitable, but Easter argues that there is life beyond the grave. That strong affirmation has been sensed and seized, especially in the trauma of tragedy and in the pain of separation. Easter shows that death is not the end. It has a sequel.
Easter affirms that there is life after birth. This earth-shattering event involves more than life beyond the crypt! It has to do with life beyond the crib as well. Because He lives, Easter affirms that you can be victorious over all that would entomb you – criticism, cynicism, despair and despondency. Whatever those early followers of Jesus were running to announce on that first Easter, they wanted to make it known that God had not given up on His creature man.
Easter does not argue; it affirms. Easter invites us to experience that same power that brought forth Jesus Christ from the grave. Because He lives there is life beyond the cradle and the crypt.
May God bless you in a special way throughout the days of the Easter season.