Today is Easter – in my mind, the most solemn, yet joyous day in the Christian calender. It is the culmination of the Old and New Testament – God’s love for us. In His absolute holiness, our sin (from the free expression of will) is anathema – holiness cannot accept any blemish of that holiness.
But in His mercy and grace, He provided a propitiation for that sin – His Son. Fully human and fully God, living a sinless and perfect life, Jesus submitted His will to that of His Father’s on Good Friday, willingly taking on our sins, and willingly paid the ultimate sacrifice for that sin as foretold in the Old Testament:
Today, we celebrate and give thanks for His Resurrection, the true mystery of the Christian faith. Why? For if he had not risen, our faith is in vain. Only in His death and subsequent Resurrection can we hope and believe in the promised eternal life outlined in His Word.
He has risen, indeed!
For God so loved the world, that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved. (John 3:16-17)