Isn't it nice to dress up, find the eggs, buy chocolates for our loved ones, have pretend Easter bunny surprises? Aren't all those things wonderful, in way?
But what is the true reason for the season? We cannot forget! This lost world tries to gloss over the Truth of WHY we celebrate Easter and instead dazzles our minds with sparkling items, but things that have no value to our life.
The reason we celebrate Easter is not all of this! But it's because of Jesus living the life we should of lived, dying when we were the ones who deserved to die, and rising from the grave, conquering death and completing our payment that we should of payed! Instead of being separated from God, we can LIVE in Jesus because He lives!
Every other religion will tell you how wonderful their 'way' is, or their 'god' (lowercase 'g') is, but Christianity is the ONLY one that has a Victor over the grave! Take Buddha, for example, some people trust in Buddha for their salvation and everlasting life. Wouldn't it be wise to trust in Someone that is actually living with your life?
Buddha is dead, Jesus is alive! Christianity is real, and we can stand on the Word of God and believe it!
'But Mary stood outside by the tomb weeping, and as she wept she stooped down and looked into the tomb. And she saw two angels in white sitting, one at the head and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain.
Then they said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping?"
She said to them, "Because they have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid Him."
Now when she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, and did not know that it was Jesus.
Jesus said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?"
She supposing Him to be the gardener, said to Him, "Sir, if You have carried Him away, tell me where You have laid Him, and I will take Him away."
Jesus said to her, "Mary!"
She turned and said to Him, "Rabboni!" (Which is to say, Teacher.)
God had made it to where Mary did not realize it was her Savior Jesus until God opened her eyes.
And her eyes were opened when Jesus called her by name.
He wants all of us to come to Him....turn away from your sin, and believe that His payment on the cross was enough.