“Christ has risen.”
“He is risen indeed!”
So goes the saying that has been heard on Easter for centuries. I personally look forward to hearing this each year, sort of like being able to greet the birthday person with “Happy Birthday!” A Celebration!
The darkness of Good Friday, with solemn remembrance of the ultimate sacrifice on the cross, brought salvation to all from the hand of God.
But that would not have been really complete if the Resurrection, Jesus coming back to life and rising from the dead, had not happened.
Acknowledging what Jesus did brings us eternal life. Our bodies age and die, but our spirits get to live on and on – for always and forever. The life we are living right now is merely a shell of what is to come. How beautiful! How amazing! How forever!
Christ has risen!