We often speak of major historical events as being ‘world-changing’. At Easter we celebrate the impact of the death and resurrection of Jesus:
Easter is historical. We have gospel eyewitness accounts and also Roman accounts of the death of Jesus and the reports of his resurrection. Many died for holding true to what they saw with their own eyes.
Easter is powerful. The gospel of Jesus’ death is the power of God for salvation. There is nothing more powerful than resurrection from the dead!
Easter is universal. The purpose of Jesus’ death was to make him Saviour and Lord of all nations. Jesus turns no-one away who calls on his name.
Easter is personal. We all work hard to deny our mistakes, or repair them, or make amends. But ultimately we need to put all our personal evils beneath the cross of Jesus – only his blood can cleanse and save. Wash me Saviour or I die!
Easter truly is the weekend that changed the world!
Wayne Schuller – firstname.lastname@example.org