What Does This Easter Mean?
A Sunday school teacher asked her class, “what’s the meaning of Easter?” A 5 year old student stood up and said, “Jesus rose from the grave.” Before the teacher could congratulate her student, the little girl continued to say, “but, if He sees His shadow He has to go back for 7 more weeks!” Today we need to understand the real significance of the resurrection!
WHAT IS THE REAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE RESURRECTION?
In 1779, Napoleon was in Austria with 18,000 men to take the city of Frankenberg. It was the day before Easter! The city Fathers met and said, “What do we do?” They dismissed various schemes and plans, “Tomorrow is Easter! Let’s just celebrate and turn to God as we always do. When the sun rises, let’s let the bells ring!”
They had no plan or plot, they simply celebrated Christ alone – 18,000 troops panicked and surrendered to the Austrian army!
What does Easter mean? Easter means celebration! Don’t look at your situation, your failures, your sicknesses, or whatever. Look to Him alone; sing to Him, and the enemy will flee; humble yourself in the sight of the Lord and He’ll lift you up, even to Heaven! (1 Peter 5:6)
Come to Him, receive Him – He understands! He brings liberty to the captives (Luke 4:18) - enjoy His freedom. Have a great Easter!
Pastor Jeff & Karyn