“Christ is risen from the dead!
And by His death, He has trampled upon death
And has given life to those who are in the tomb.”
There is so much to say in this season of Easter, so much to meditate on and contemplate, which makes it difficult to pick just one focal point. It’s tempting to leave this article as nothing more than the quote above, which is from a beautiful Easter hymn. We should each think seriously about what those words really mean. They mean so much. They mean that life on earth has been turned upside down. They mean that what made us cry with bitter, deep sorrow before, should now make us cry tears of joy. They mean suffering is a sign of God’s love, not His wrath. They mean that death can be looked forward to, instead of dreaded. They mean we don’t have to grasp at everything we can get before we die, because we’ll get everything we could dream of after we die.
In short, they mean that you, personally, are unconditionally and unimaginably loved.
Oh happy fault, which merited us poor mankind such a Savior.
He is risen! He is risen, indeed. Amen and Alleluia!