THE MEANING OF EASTER-Luxman James
The significance of Easter is Jesus Christ’s triumph over death. His resurrection means the eternal life that is greater to all who believe in him.
The purpose of Easter also means the full conformation of all that Jesus taught and preached during his ministry. If he had not risen from the dead, if he had simply died and not been resurrected, he would have been just another teacher or a prophet.
However, his resurrection rebuked all that and provided final and undeniable proof that he was really the Son of God and that he had overcome death once and for all.
The resurrection of Jesus Christ from the death, is the core of the Christian gospel. Saint Paul says that if Christ was not raised from the dead then the preaching and hope was in vain (1Cor.15:14). Certainly, without the
resurrection there would not be Christian preaching or faith. The apostles of Christ would have continued as the disheartened group which the Gospel of John depicts being in hiding for the fear of Jews. They were in total despair until they met the risen Christ (John20:19) when they touched Christ’s wounds of the nails and the spear and then they ate and rejoiced with him.
The resurrection became the foundation of everything. The resurrection affirms Jesus of Nazareth as not only the prophesied Messiah of Israel but as the king and lord of a new Jerusalem and King of a new heaven and new earth. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ according to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. We wish all our brothers and sisters a Holy and Peaceful Easter.