Last week I posted a couple of articles about the timing and dating of Easter (which in my opinion should be still called Passover). While I believe that these issues are important and the Church should seriously consider rethinking their traditions and start follwoing after the Biblical pattern, the more important issue is why we do it in the first place.
Despite their errors I have always preferred Easter to Christmas, not so much for the rituals around it but for what it means. Without the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus we are nothing. This is the one even in world History that everything hinges on. Without Jesus’ crucifixion we have no sacrifice and without His Resurrection we have no Saviour. Over the last number of years, especially in England each year some bishop or some so called minister has come out in the papers denying the resurrection of Jesus. Without the resurrection there is no Church, no salvation and no hope. What is your hope in? Is it in a Jesus who didn’t rise again after 3 days and 3 nights in the grave? If it is then as the Apostle Paul said you are most pitied. Put your hope in Jesus; Jesus the Son of God; Jesus who was crucified as our Sacrifice; and Jesus who was Resurrected as our Saviour.
This Easter (Passover) meditate on Jesus and what He has done for you and what He continues to do for you.