Today Christ followers celebrate the raising from the dead Jesus Christ The very Son of God, the only Son of God. Today is not about bunnies, candy and Easter baskets though we give them out as a part of the celebration of His resurrection. Rather today is about Jesus who died on the cross for sinful man, bound in a sinful world full of wickedness, injustice and sorrow.
He lived in the midst of this world being born a baby in a stable where farm animals were sheltered, He grew up in human form just like us but perfect because He is also " fully God" full of God's Spirit. He grew up and for three years He preached about an everlasting Kingdom, God's Kingdom, the Kingdom of Heaven. At 33 years of age, wicked men killed an innocent man; very God of very God. Savior and sacrifice for wickedness, sins, injustice, and rebellion against God. An innocent man was crucified, murdered by the law of the land, the law of the Romans and by the unbelief of religious and jealous men.
However, that's not the end of the story. In the midst of an unjust world, surviving an illegal trial by night, convicted wrongfully, betrayed by a friend, forsaken by all men, dying forsaken and smitten of God (Isaiah 53:4), He laid down His life to make right before God many:
"After a life of suffering, He will again have joy; He will know that He did not suffer in vain. My devoted Servant [God Almighty speaking about Jesus His Son], with whom I am pleased, will bear the punishment of many and for His sake I will forgive them." (Isaiah 53:11, The Good News Translation Bible, Copyright 1992).
Jesus Christ rose from the dead in three days. God's power raised His Son from the grip of death never to die again! He was seen by His followers, touched with nail prints in His hands and feet. He went back to Heaven where He lives and waits to bring His followers home with Him. His followers today have His Spirit living in them, we know Him and testify of these things that occurred even as the earlier followers taught people.
I don't know your situation today, but because Jesus lived, died and rose from the dead, you can have new life in Him and live...a real life with a Real Savior who has come to give you "abundant life" free from sin, the fear of death, and separation from God. No matter how down you are in life, you can experience His resurrection power and be raised up from your life of homelessness, despair, addiction, incarceration.
Death couldn't hold Jesus. His power in you if you believe on His name and receive Him as your Savior and substitute to forgive your sins, will raise you up, free you, make you whole and give you new life.
Do you believe this? (John 11:25-26). Ask Jesus today to come into your heart and life. He will save you. Repent of your sins. Confess your wrongs and ask for forgiveness. He loves you. God so loved you He gave us His Son. Believe-Receive eternal life in Christ!
"...this is the Good News I tell others"
(2 Timothy 2:8c, God's Word's is a copyrighted work of God's Word to the Nations. Quotations are used by permission. Copyright 1995 by God's Word to the Nations. All rights reserved.)