You might also not know why the day is important to Christians.
Easter is the day that we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. (Actually we celebrate it every Sunday. This is just the emphasis. It is like loving your wife and Valentines Day.) We believe that He was executed by the Romans at the request of the Jews. We call that day Good Friday. Then He came back to life, conquering death. It is required to believe this if you are a Christian. It is not required to be a nice person, a good neighbor or a loving parent. It is required to call yourself a Christian.
(1 Corinthians 15:14 NAS77) and if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is vain, your faith also is vain.Why is that so important? Because Jesus rose from the dead we believe that we shall also be resurrected. Christians do not fear death.
That makes for a glorious day. I hope you can share it with me.
homo unius libri
I'm tempted to pick nits here, but this isn't the time. Hope your "Easter" is a happy one.ReplyDelete
I am aware of your nittle concern but chose not to address it this time. Rejoice in the resurrection.ReplyDelete
Grace and peace.