Easter is a celebration recognized by people worldwide with varying purposes.
Those who are not Christian often honor it for many different motivations.
For Christians it is a celebration rooted in death and resurrection transfiguration.
Going beyond death, it is a celebration of one death that vanquishes all death forever.
The resurrection of Jesus Christ from the tomb.
Without irrefutable evidence for the reason of this single remembrance celebration every year, Christianity would have ceased to exist shortly after its inception.
But here we stand, evidence in hand. Two millennia on and growing in the grace of God through Jesus Christ our Savior.
The Resurrection of Jesus Christ is the single most important event of the Christian’s heart, soul, mind, strength, and reason for being. It is the Supreme Answer to the question, “Why did He have to die?” For without it there would be no forgiveness of sin and no meaningful way for mankind to approach God. We would all remain at enmity with God and dead in our sin. But God…!
“Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6
The Ichthus: An Acrostic Poem
Justice in mind
Each detail in place
Summit height to climb
Under God’s sovereign grace
So many to reach, so little time.
Children run to
Him wanting to be near
Right next to Him come the few
In him there is nothing to fear
Someone so near and so new
Time quickly melts, Eternity is here.
Going his way
Onward he climbs
Doing, listening to all Father may say
Son so obedient, and ever on time
Obedient in all, and faithful in all ways
Never looking back, setting new paradigm
Stopping only to teach, to heal come who may
All as he moves toward a hill of guilt borne for others crime
Victory over death will be his on that given day
In the way is a cross he must bear for a certain time
Out of the grave he arose with a brilliant display
Risen he is, saving all who believe, all he came to save for eternity sublime.
‘Jesus Christ, Gods Son, Savior:’ Ichthus is the Greek word for a fish (ἰχθύς,). Its five Greek letters form the first letters of the early Christian confession that ‘Jesus Christ is the Son of God and Savior.’ To draw a fish sign meant: ‘I am a Christian.’ By this sign we give our confession Jesus is Lord.
He’s Alive! He is Risen! Heaven’s gate is open wide!