“From the dawn of that first Easter morning when Christ came out of the grave, we have been celebrating His love, His life, and that Easter became Easter every day for the child of God because we have been given Easter Life.
Easter Life is eternal life, and that life is in His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. We live with confidence and security because we have a sure hope; we have reason to believe. We have credible evidence and documentation of what we believe, and we have personal experience because we know that we have embraced the life that is ours in Jesus Christ.
So what is eternal life? What is this Easter Life?
Easter Life is a present possession. It is experienced today; it is living now!
Easter Life is a purchased possession. Eternal life is the gift of God, for the Bible says: The wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Jesus gave us this eternal life, and while it is free and available to all, it is not without price. It is purchased at the most incredible price of all.
Easter Life is a personal possession. It is not simply believing the story of Christ historically and intellectually, but personally receiving the life of Christ. Jesus said in Revelation 3:20: “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in…”
And, finally, Easter Life is a permanent possession. We have been saved unto a living hope. This is not a life of moving in and out; this is not an Easter Sunday where we come and celebrate one day and go home and forget about it for the rest of the year.
We should not stop celebrating! In fact, we should celebrate the Resurrection every day. We should experience Easter every day.
I love what Lamentations 3:22–23 says: “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”
Just as surely as the sun is going to come up by God’s sovereign power, even more certain is the faithfulness of God and the mercies of God and the love of God that are new every morning.
Every day is a fresh day. Every day is a day to celebrate the Resurrection and to live for Jesus.
Easter Life is for all of us, for all times … to trust in Christ.”
– Jack Graham
A VERY HAPPY EASTER TO ALL!
The whole world seems to celebrate “Christmas”, the birth of Jesus, but only Christians celebrate His death! – Why is that?
His death was the whole purpose of His birth and life. It was for ALL mankind, so why don’t we ALL celebrate it!?
Remember, His life was so that WE could have life, and His death and resurrection was so that WE could survive death and be resurrected!
THIS is what Jesus is all about – not just a couple of “holidays” a year!
He is for EVERY day!