Easter is a fun, colorful holiday of easter egg hunts, and candy (which I love), and cute little girls tripping around in fluffy floral dresses and white shoes.
As if it couldn’t get better, Easter means even more to me.
It’s a sign of hope, and a reminder that what I believe transcends all other beliefs as true. You’ve read my God’s Not Dead post, you’ll know I don’t speak theological whatchamacallits. I’m a regular girl. This is my simple yet powerful belief, and it’s true.
God’s not dead, I explained that in a previous post you can read it here.
So what? So God’s not dead. A Great Being actually created the universe I live in. What’s that supposed to mean to me?
If it was Someone’s plan that the universe be created, with a sun and a moon, and bunnies, and chocolate, it was Someone’s plan that you were created.
You’re more special than you thought.
God has a plan for you and your life. And God loves you. This is how I know.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” John 3:16
God gave his son to DIE for you. How do I know it was for you, personally? The verse says “loved the world”, you’re a part of the world, right?
Everyone of us has sinned (lied, cheated, stole, etc). If you sin, you’re dirty and you can’t be with God and you can’t enter heaven. This is where God’s love plays a part. He wants to spend time with you, He wants to save you from an eternity of burning in Hell.
But God is a just God. Someone had to die to pay the penalty of all our sin.
God sent his SON, the only one He has–the one human He may have loved more than all us stinky sinners– He sent His son to die, for you and for me.
He must love us quite a bit.
However, this isn’t the celebration of Easter. Jesus Christ died a horrible death on the cross for us, being beaten, whipped, spat on, and mocked. But three days later, something happened that gives every Believer eternal hope in salvation: Jesus rose from the dead.
He even visited his disciples and friends. They became witnesses to “a dead man walking”. He showed them the scars in his wrists and sides before they believed he was real. And he was.
Jesus has been the only man to rise from the dead, because he is God’s son. Buddha, St Mary, all these other “gods,” they’ve all died, and stayed dead.
We celebrate Easter because this is the day he was alive again! Proof that Jesus truly is the Son of God.
Jesus dying payed the price for our sin. Believing that he died for me and rose again, confessing my [many] sins, and making a commitment to live a life pleasing to God is what makes me a Christian and a born-again believer.
Heaven is real, and Hell is a horrible reality. But I live life with the peace of God’s direction (I’m not in control, I can’t mess it up) and a new hope in His love for me (the big guy is on my side, watch out Haters), and I will be with Him in heaven, without a doubt.
This is what Easter means to me.
What does Easter mean to you?
7 thoughts on “What Easter Means To Me”
Great post! Totally agree with everything you said! If you think about it, God created those bunnies and the Theobroma Cacao tree, which is where we get chocolate. So I also thank God for the amazing gift of chocolate as well. Chocolate always cheers me up!
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Thank God for chocolate! AMEN!
I love this post. Having Faith has always been a challenge for me. More-so the part of letting go and letting God take control. I know he has a plan for me, but not knowing that plan drives me crazy! 🙂 It’s part of the controlling aspect of my charm 🙂 I believe in God and I know that he is working in my life. Thank you for this lovely post! *erica*
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Thank you so much for your lovely comment! I agree. I had a meltdown just last Wednesday about not wanting to give God control over my life. It’s hard! But in the end, the best does come from letting Him lead. Haha, “controlling aspect of my charm” made me laugh!
Yeah that’s true coz am going through this stage as well and really know what to do
Omg I just stumbled across your blog and I must say I love it. I couldn’t agree more with this post. It is very easy sometimes to get carried away with celebrating these holidays like the world does and totally forgetting their true meaning. I believe in the death and resurrection of my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and I also believe that because He lives, I can face tomorrow.
I find it very inspiring when fellow young bloggers are not afraid to share their faith. I would really appreciate it if you took a look at my blog. If u want to that is- imachoccakeaholic.blogspot.co.uk
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Thank you so much for the encouragement, Joanny! I’m so happy that you can face tomorrow, like me, and not be alone. It’s so, so calming. I’m so thankful for your comment, and I would LOVE to check out your blog!