This is a very special day for a lot of Christians. It’s a day we’ve celebrated for over 2,000 years because it’s the day that we firmly believe is the actual basis of the religion. It’s the day that represents when Jesus Christ was resurrected and rose into heaven.
Now, science would like to tell you that’s impossibility, and my kids once asked me whether or not I had “proof” of this actually happening. I said scientific proof? No. But that is where the word “faith” comes in. Do I have any doubt it happened? No, I do not. I look at the world around me. I look at the stars in the sky at night, and I know that there has been a plan all along. I look with wonder at how flowers grow, or how people are actually created. It’s amazing to me that you have all of this wonder and not have the faith to believe that something like God coming to earth to sacrifice his human self for mankind’s sins couldn’t happen. Is it a stretch to believe it? Well, is it a stretch to think that the universe actually came from something the size of one atom? If you were to believe in the “Big Bang” theory, then I guess it’s not a stretch to believe in Jesus Christ.
There are many mysteries in the world that we don’t understand. There have been many times we wondered about stuff that frankly is a lot less meaningful than our relationship with our Creator. And it’s at this time of the year…probably one of two times of the year (the other being Christmas) that we stop and think about our belief in God, and our relationship with Christ. This year, it’s especially meaningful for me because of the persecution that is going on in the world today.
I know a lot of folks that are followers of the Bible will point to Revelations as this being the “end times”. I don’t buy into that. Every generation has thought they were living in the “end times”. Somehow, that doesn’t ring true. How pompous do we have to be to really think WE are the generation that was chosen to be the last in mankind’s history? How sad that we don’t believe that it will carry on beyond us. Will mankind end someday? Of course. Over 95% of the species that have been created on this planet are now extinct, and man will most certainly follow them. Everything must be born, must live, and must die. I think that’s what’s known as the circle of life, and it’s true.
So it’s on this Easter Sunday, I wish all my brethren out there, Christian, Jew, Muslim, and all other religions a Happy Easter. For Christians, this is an extremely special day. Celebrate it with joy because it shows that yes…we do have a life after this one!
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!