Easter is the holiest of celebrated Christian holidays, though Christmas draws much attention from non-believers and even some who conform to different faiths (specifically in interfaith marriages). However, it is the resurrection of Jesus—The One who was crucified then came back to life three days later—that is central to the Christian faith.
Through Jesus’ resurrection mankind receives salvation—our deliverance from sin. And, through studying the Bible, we understand God’s word as a true love letter. It’s a love letter because from the beginning God promises that though we sin and fall short of His glory, He provides a redeemer.
The Bible reveals the coming of our redeemer, Jesus, in the Old Testament, to prepare us to open our hearts and believe the truth once our savior actually walks amongst us in the New Testament.
I pray you believe in the life, death, and the resurrected life of Jesus the Christ. You can learn more about Jesus by reading the following obituary:
Jesus the Christ, 33, of Nazareth, died Friday on Mount Calvary—also known as Golgotha, the place of the skull. Betrayed by the apostle Judas Iscariot, Jesus was falsely accused of treason and blasphemy by the Jewish religious leaders then crucified by the Romans, by order of the Ruler Pontius Pilate. The causes of death were beatings, crucifixion, extreme exhaustion, severe torture, suffocation and loss of blood.
Jesus the Christ, a descendant of Abraham, was a member of the house of David. He was the supposed son of the late Joseph a carpenter of Nazareth, and Mary His devoted mother. (He often declared, demonstrated and delighted in the fact that His true Father is God.) Jesus was born in the city of Bethlehem, Judea. He is survived by His mother Mary, some half-brothers, His faithful apostles, numerous disciples, an all who believe.
Jesus was self-educated and spent the last three years of this life working as a teacher. Jesus also occasionally worked as a medical doctor. He miraculously healed many patients of various diseases, including raising three different persons from the dead. Until the time of His death, Jesus was teaching about love and sharing the Good News, healing the sick, touching the lonely, feeding the hungry, and helping the poor.
Jesus, noted for telling parables about His Father’s kingdom, also performed many miracles other than healings, such as: feeding over 5,000 people with only five loaves of bread and two fish, walking on water, and calming a storm. On the day before His death, He held the Last Supper celebrating the Passover Feast, at which He foretold His death and recapped His teachings to His disciples.
His mutilated body was quickly buried in a stone grave, which was donated by Joseph of Arimathea, a secret disciple. By order of Pontius Pilate, a boulder was rolled in front of the tomb. Roman soldiers were put on guard.
The family, Apostles, and disciples of Jesus are telling everyone that the Good News which Jesus had proclaimed during His life did indeed come true after His death!
On the third day after the crucifixion, His followers discovered the tomb was empty! Jesus had told them He would rise from the dead, and true to His Word—He still lives.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests everyone to believe in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus the Christ and to tell as many people as you can about the love Jesus shares. — Author Unknown
Read Luke 24, for the amazing account of what happened on the third day.