“He isn’t here. He is risen from the dead, just as He said would happen.” -Matthew 28:6
It’s incredibly difficult to wrap my head around the fact that Jesus Christ was abused, nailed to a cross, and suffered profusely so that my sins would be forgiven and so that I could live eternally in Heaven with Him. I can’t imagine dying for a perfect person, let alone an imperfect person. Yet He did. He died so that each and every one of us would have a chance at a new life. He died for every sinner.
As most holidays are today, Easter is oftentimes overlooked by the Easter Bunny, candy, and ham. While those are all important aspects of Easter in some respect (you should spend time with your family and enjoy those gifts and food), people often forget that Easter is about Christ and His gift to us of eternal life. Besides, I read in a recent survey that only about 50% of practicing Christians would go to church this Easter Sunday. That statistic is frightening because of there’s one Sunday you should attend church it’s Easter Sunday!
However, life gets in the way for a lot of people. This weekend is the start of spring break in my school district and a lot of friends I have are out of town and probably didn’t go to Church this morning. However, the way I see it is that Christ suffered and was persecuted and died for us on the cross, the least we can do is spend an hour in church for Him.
As I do each morning, I vow to live mirror my life as closely as possible to Christ’s. For I know that “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13). And if I follow him and live my life as Christian-ly as possible, I can and will do great things, as well as live eternally with Him.