Friday was the day of the heavy cross, but that was only Friday and today is Sunday. Today there is an empty cross but that is not the good news. The good news is that today there is an empty tomb. Jesus has risen.
I’m glad (in some ways) that the world chooses to largely ignore Easter and go shopping, because at least then we don’t face the same secularising effects that we have at Christmas, but in other ways it mystifies me that so many would choose to ignore such an incredible and frankly unbeatable offer. Jesus is better than chocolate.
Today is far more special to me than birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, and the mindless consumer-fest that is Christmas. Because of what happened on this day I received a new spirit, a new heart, a new family. Because of what happened on this day I received new life, new hope, a new future, a new direction, a new beginning. His victory over death means life to me.
* Here is a round-up of some other Easter Sunday posts from bloggers I read that I couldn’t link in the post*