Easter Makes Life Worth Living
Think about what happened that first Easter morning. Because of Jesus, one thief was in Paradise. Eternal death was gutted and emptied of its power for all who trust in Him. Satan and all of his angels were already informed about their utter demise. Because of Jesus, God at work, eternal life, forgiveness, and salvation were won for all, as God's pure gift of grace.
In the middle of people's most difficult days, full of tears or of never-ending pain and fear, the resurrected Jesus says, "Share My words with them now, words like, 'Because I live, you will live also' or ‘I am the resurrection and the life; though you die, yet shall you live."'
Easter–Resurrection Sunday–is not about Easter bunnies and colored eggs. It's not about the end of winter or the freshness of spring. It's about God at work in this world for you, no matter the circumstance. It's about real hope in the midst of hopelessness, real life in the middle of the shadows of death. It's about God's forgiveness and life where there is guilt and sin.
The resurrection of Jesus makes Easter the key to a life worth living, because when God is at work for you, there is nothing to fear.