A short while ago, I bought a bunch of buttons for my family which show three crosses, and the words "Easter Means HE LIVES."
Even more than Christmas, Easter is the day when Christians should rejoice, for it is the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ that our faith rests upon. If Jesus didn't first die for us, as our substitute, and then defy death by rising from the dead, we would have no faith to lean upon, no Saviour to trust, and worst of all, no hope after death.
It is the resurrection of Christ, even more than the birth of Christ, that gives us hope. It was the sacrifice of God the Son, fully God and fully man, that provides us with eternal joy.
I pray you can say with me,
Rejoice, for Christ is risen!
He is risen, indeed!
Let us take a few moments to meditate on and thank God for this priceless gift!