I look around my local Walmart, and saw it was that time of year again. Egg dying kits, plastic Easter eggs, candy, and stuffed Easter bunnies lined the aisle that I walked down. I frowned because something was missing. My eyes widened as I realized what that was.
Jesus, that’s what was missing! I looked as hard as I could, but I couldn’t find Him. Amongst the bright neons, colorful egg dyes, and tantalizing candies, the true meaning of Easter was completely lost. We have forgotten what Easter really means, and we have forgotten what Easter is really about.
Easter is for reflecting on the ultimate debt that Christ paid for us. Just think about this it for a moment:
He died and bared the sins of the world on His shoulders for you.
He was the tortured and ridiculed for you.
He was rejected and scorned for you.
He experienced the most brutal death of all for… You.
This is what Easter is about! It’s not about all the commercialized junk, it’s about Him.
We are all flawed, sinful, and imperfect human beings, and the only way that God could save us from ourselves was to send His one and only Son to die for us (John 3:16).
Easter is a day for reflection on the gifts that Jesus gave us by dying on that cross, which are:
This is the true meaning of Easter, so don’t allow yourself to be swept up into the commercialized version this year. Instead, take some time to reflect on the reason we celebrate this day.
We celebrate because of the price that He paid for us, and we celebrate that He has risen!
“And he said to them, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen; he is not here. See the place where they laid him.”