For most holidays, we are celebrating the anniversary of something or other. We each have our national holidays, like Independence Day. We have Christmas. There are so many anniversaries to celebrate.
But Easter is different, because TODAY is Easter. What makes it so different?
Because He IS risen! Because He LIVES! Both are present tense, not past.
On this day, we pay special attention to the most glorious, most awesome, most wonderful and most important moment in all of history. But the reality, the truth of the resurrection makes every day Easter. Death overcome. The gates of hell kicked open from the inside. Hope restored.
This particular day, we can celebrate. Then, on all the other “Easters” of the year we work. We work to bring heaven to earth.
Happy Easter, my friends.
He IS Risen!
Alive in The Word
Thanks rabbi. GREAT message this morning.