I’m sure over the years we’ve all heard lots of words to describe Easter. I’m not going to repeat any of these to you again today, but instead I’m going to tell you some words which describe what Easter means to me.
Rather than just randomly list of the few words that are meaning for me at Easter time, I thought I’d go with giving you a words for each letter in the words Easter. So here are words that are significant to me when it comes to Easter:
E = everyone
Easter isn’t just for those who believe in God. Jesus died for each of us, so Easter is for everyone, regardless of who or what they believe in.
A = alive
I’ve chosen the word ‘alive’, as I believe Christ is alive, and is living in me. I just pray I can be more like Christ each day to try to repay all he sacrificed for me at Calvary.
S = sin
Because of the cross, ours sins have been forgiven – And that means all our sins, not just some. So no matter what we’ve done in the past, we have been forgiven, because Christ paid for our sins.
T = tomb
One of the most significant images for me about Easter, is when Mary Magdalene discovered the stone had been removed from the entrance to Jesus’ tomb. Can you imagine how she must have felt, discovering that Jesus’ body was no longer in the tomb he had been laid in? The significance of the empty tomb becomes even greater when she realises that Jesus is actually alive – He’s risen from the dead! That for me is the reason I chose the word ‘tomb’, but maybe more specifically it should have been ’empty tomb’.
E = eternal life
We have been promised eternal life if we believe in God, because of Christ’s resurrection.
R = responsibility
Every Christian has a responsibility to make sure Christ didn’t die for nothing. We must do all we can to tell others that Christ died for each of them.
What words are significant to you about Easter? Would you use any of the same words as me?