For Christians, Easter is a special the time of year to remember and celebrate Jesus’ death on the cross and Resurrection. Looking at the scriptures that pertain to the resurrection can be a source of joy and celebration during this important season. Let’s look at five wonderful verses that will show us the importance of the Easter season!
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.
Jesus proclaims himself the resurrection and life. He promises that anyone who believes in him will live eternally even though they will first have to experience a physical death. This is a wonderful promise for people everywhere!
And Jesus Christ our Lord was shown to be the Son of God when God powerfully raised him from the dead by means of the Holy Spirit. Through Christ, God has given us the privilege and authority to tell Gentiles everywhere what God has done for them, so that they will believe and obey him, bringing glory to his name.
Christians focus on the resurrection of Jesus Christ during the Easter season. According to Christianity Christ sacrificed himself by death on the cross for humanity’s sins on what is celebrated as Good Friday. By Sunday (Easter), Jesus rose from the grave and essentially defeated death for those who would follow his ways. This verse in the biblical book called Romans shows us that Jesus proved he was the Son of God because he was raised from the dead!
And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit. At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook and the rocks split. The tombs broke open and the bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life. They came out of the tombs, and after Jesus’ resurrection they went into the holy city and appeared to many people.
After Jesus died, the curtain in the temple was torn from top to bottom to symbolize that God had come among His people and that they could now come and meet with him. It also meant that the old covenant or Old Testament ceremonial laws had ended.
After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.
The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.” So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them. “Greetings,” he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.”
Matthew 28:1-10 is a key verse. It is the culmination of the Easter story. Jesus is alive! After Jesus had died on the cross, the disciples were scared and confused. They didn’t understand all the veiled things that Jesus had said and alluded to when he was alive. They were not sure what was going to happen next and were hiding for fear that they too would lose their lives. When the women saw that Jesus was gone and had risen, they were filled with joy as they ran back to the confused disciples to tell them the glorious news!
1 Peter 1:3
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.
Jesus is alive and all who hope in Him can be assured eternal life. When you celebrate Easter this year, meditate on the Easter story with your family and celebrate new life, and rebirth!