It's not religion or ritual we're celebrating this weekend. It's the earth-shaking reality of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Everything changes here!
Think about it.
Christ's stone cold body was dead.
His heart had stopped beating,
His blood had begun to separate,
the limbs had stiffened,
all color had drained from his skin.
He was dead!But in an instant, at the command of His Father,
Life returned with an unimaginable power,
color flashed into his cheeks,
the heart bounded to life,
and He arose to the wonder and joy of all creation as Lord and Savior!
In that moment, everything changed for the Christian.
Death lost its power to terrify,
The grave lost it's sting
Hell gave up it's hold on those claimed by Christ
Satan lost His teeth.
"Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him, knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, is never to die again; death no longer is master over Him. For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God. Even so consider yourselves to be dead to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus."
- Romans 6:8-11