Holy Week begins and ends with celebration. From the quiet of death, Jesus powerfully awakened the righteous men and women who were with Him awaiting the arrival of the Messiah. His tomb was forced open by the power of God. He emerged from the tomb, and in the garden, He met Mary Magdalene and a number of other women. Later that day, He revealed Himself to His Apostles. He had emerged bodily from death more alive than ever. And from here, He began to inaugurate the kingdom of heaven into which He would lead all those who had died in faith (1 Corinthians 15:20). Christians worship on Sunday to remember this resurrection. Why? Because Jesus defeated our mortal enemy, death. In fact, every Sunday is a “Little Easter” to remind us of His resurrection.
Remember that the freedom of this day came at a great price for a great reason. Ready for the great reason??!
God is very very fond of you.
“But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man. For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive.”
1 Corinthians 15:20-22