There is NO Greater Holiday!

Written by Mark Wickersham, ECS Director of Spiritual Formation

There is NO Greater Holiday!

What would you say if you were asked what the greatest holiday is? I’m not asking what is the most popular holiday or your favorite holiday, but what is our greatest holiday? Did you answer Easter? I don’t think most people would put Easter at the top of their list, but without a doubt, Easter is the greatest holiday we have. Easter is only days away (March 31st), and this day should be the year’s biggest party! 

So what’s the big deal about Easter?  Easter commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Savior of the World. If you need help understanding why that is so significant, below are five reasons explaining why there is nothing more special. 

1. Jesus’ resurrection proves He was our sinless Redeemer showing power over death. Believers in Christ do not need to fear death since we will be resurrected and live eternally in Heaven. A sweet home is being prepared for us in a perfect place free from mourning, crying, and pain. 

2. For Christians, Christ’s resurrection means¬†our sins are forgiven, and we are made right with God. We don’t need to put our heads down thinking about how we’ve committed all these crimes against God. No. We can put our heads up and thank God that our debts have been paid and He sees Christ in us!¬†

3. Because Christ resurrected, we who trust in Christ will get resurrected bodies in Heaven. We will sing, dance, and enJOY an incredible life in Heaven with bodies that won’t ever get sick or injured. No more ACL surgeries, root canals, or broken bones. Woo!

4. Christ’s resurrection affirms that Jesus is the prophesied Messiah of Israel (Isaiah 53) and the King and Lord of the New Jerusalem, the City of God (Revelation 21). We can trust that the Scriptures are true. They are inspired, inerrant, and infallible! 

5. The Resurrection of Jesus means we can proclaim His good news to the world. It’s at the very heart of the Christian faith and message. HE IS RISEN! Let’s share this incredible truth with everyone we can! HE IS RISEN, INDEED!

Easter is the greatest holiday and something we should celebrate every day! Are you doing that? If not, let’s change that. If you would like to discuss this further or have a question about what it means to follow Christ, don’t hesitate to drop me a line. I would love to hear from you and do what I can to point you to our Risen Christ. To God be the glory!

“If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” Romans 10:9