Easter represents Jesus’ victory over death.
His resurrection is proof He is the Son of God.
Easter is the reason we can find hope in an eternity spent with Him and it is the time we celebrate what Christians believe to be the biggest moment in history. But before we celebrate Easter Sunday and Jesus’ resurrection, we observe Good Friday.
On this day, let us remember how Jesus was persecuted and put to death on the cross. His crucifixion took on the sins of the world, even though He was blameless. Many people may wonder how this day could possibly be called “good.” Jesus suffered a terrible death, but this was God’s plan to save us from our sins. Jesus’ resurrection made way for all who believe in Him to receive forgiveness and salvation.
Mark 16:15 we read,
“and he said to them, go into all the world and proclaim the gospel.”
This is good news, and we are not meant to keep this good news to ourselves. As Christians, we are called to tell others about God and His great love for us through the sacrifice of His own dear son. In our Lutheran schools we are called to proclaim God’s word and in telling others of His goodness, we can bring Him glory.
So, during this season, I encourage you to share the joy of Easter and celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus, reflecting on the sacrifice He made on the cross for us.
Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled
Let not your heart be troubled
Let not your soul be sad
Easter is a time of joy
When all hearts should be glad
Glad to know that Jesus Christ
Made it possible for men
To have their sins forgiven
And, like Him, to love again
So at this joyous season
May the wondrous Easter Story
Renew our faith so we may be
Partakers of His glory.
……Helen Steiner Rice
I encourage us all to take a break over this Easter period, it has been a difficult and energy draining term for many of our school communities.