Easter Sunday - What's all the hype?
We know Jesus cancelled our sin-debt on the cross. That was His purpose, right? So, why did He need to rise from the grave and come back to life? Jesus conquered death. We need not fear death anymore.
I love the way The Message translation puts it in 1 Corinthians 15:55-58:
"Death is swallowed up by triumphant Life!
Who got the last word, oh, Death?
Oh, Death, who's afraid of you now?
It was sin that made death so frightening and law-code that gave sin its leverage, its destructive power. But now in a single victorious stroke of Life, all three - sin, guilt, death - are gone, the gift of our Master, Jesus Christ. Thank God!"
Sounds like a cheer! We should cheer, because just as the song says - "Because He lives, I can face tomorrow. Because He lives, all fear is gone. Because I know, He holds the future. And, life is worth the living just because He lives."
Live in the truth of what Jesus accomplished for you not only on the cross but rising from death. Tell somebody - He is risen. He is risen indeed.