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Easter: A Tradition Worth Celebrating

It’s the difference between life and death

You may have heard it said, the greatest gift anyone can give is not money or even time, but a life for a friend. It’s the ultimate sacrifice!

In military service, such gallantry and valor does not go unnoticed. When it happens, it makes the news.

Many countries reward such sacrifice publicly, sometimes with pronouncements, medals of honour, death benefits and documentation for posterity. A record is made for future generations to know and to continue to remember such sacrifice.

Jesus made the ultimate sacrifice when he laid down his life at Calvary on Good Friday; not just for a country, but for all humanity.

Jesus was faultless and sinless, yet He was killed for claiming to be the Son of God and the Savior of the world. To his accusers’ astonishment, He rose from the dead three days after, just as He said.

This is why we celebrate Easter!

The Ultimate Sacrifice

You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly.  Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:6-8).


Jesus’s death was the ultimate sacrifice to remove the curse of sin and death that was inflicted on every human being after Adam and Eve disobeyed God in the Garden of Eden.

His death on Good Friday forgave all sin. His resurrection on Easter Sunday unlocked the veil to eternal life.

“For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten son that whosoever believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).

How then can we not celebrate Easter?

Because of Jesus’ ultimate sacrifice, no longer do we have to live bound, oppressed and condemned by sin. When we accept Jesus as our personal Lord and Savior, His forgiveness assures us “whom the Son sets free is free indeed” (John 8:36).

No longer does death separate us from living with God in eternity. For although our natural bodies die, our soul can now live on in eternity in heaven with Jesus and God. “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 6:23).

May you walk in the liberty in which Christ has set you free!




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