We have just come through the Easter weekend. It is interesting to to observe what the world does to celebrate Easter. The supermarkets encourage us to buy 2 limited edition items that are generally available for a limited time - hotcross buns and easter eggs. Not to mention the traditional migration from Gauteng to the coast.
In contrast, for followers of Christ, it is a time of remembering the purpose that the Son of God was born into this world. That is what good Friday is all about - “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!" (John 1:29)
This is central to our faith.
Then, three days later, Christ arose, victorious over sin and death. That is the true meaning of Easter. Bill Gaither in his song says,
"Because He lives, I can face tomorrow
Because He lives, all fear is gone
Because I know He holds the future
And life is worth a living just because He lives."