Today makes it exactly 5 days until Easter. Big things have happened to me this Easter season and the lives of people around me. I have seen some lives drastically changed and some major life changing events happen in others’ lives. I thought this was going to be just another Easter where I coast in, go to Easter service on Sunday, and enjoy a big meal.
As Christians I think we under appreciate Easter. We all love Christmas though, we love the family, the season, the lights, the gifts, the whole “Holiday Spirit” behind Christmas. Why not Easter? I believe Easter is the celebration of the most important event in human history. Why don’t we act like it? Why don’t we celebrate like it was? Jesus died for the sins of the world and took all our sins on the cross so that we may be forgiven and have access to Heaven and eternal life with Jesus. How huge is that! Don’t get me wrong, I love Christmas, and Jesus’ birth is very important, another big event that changed human history, but what happened 33 years later after his birth is what changed every single life on this earth as we know it.
This season has been something to remember, so many ups and downs, peaks and valleys, victories and defeats. One of my closest friends lost his mom a week before his bodybuilding contest, and stepped on stage a 7 days later with an amazing showing. He did all this after previously being over 300lbs when he was younger. He was an inspiration and true symbol of strength to so many people in Fresno. It brought a tear to my eye when he stepped on stage after all he had been through. I also had the opportunity of building new friendships with new clients, traveling for new job opportunity’s, and seeing some amazing sights that God created like the Giant Sequoia trees. But the biggest thing was the rekindling of an old relationship that was very important to me, but not just that, but seeing God work in this young ladies life and drastically doing a 180 degree turn in her life. All within the last 30 days and I see even bigger things to come. I have seen her go through so much but now God is really doing a good work in her life and it’s awesome to see.
It’s been a powerful Easter and we need to realize how big this holiday is as followers of Christ. Without the resurrection it would be like Paul said in 1 Corinthians 15:14 “And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain”. Everything we believe hinges on the resurrection of Christ don’t forget that. So take time and reflect on the magnitude of Easter Sunday this year and make sure to thank God for what happened.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life” -John 3:16
-Conquer The Flesh