Sometimes that feels like a quaint greeting on Easter Day. Sometimes it is just the thing you say without realising its significance.
The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the watershed moment of Christian faith. Everything hinges on the resurrection of Jesus.
If Jesus didn’t rise from the dead – then Paul declares that ‘your faith is futile, you are still in your sins… we are of all people most to be pitied’ (1 Cor 15:17-18). But, he declares, ‘Christ has indeed been raised from the dead’ and the implications of his resurrection are enormous. He has conquered death and can offer forgiveness and eternal life to all who trust in him. We don’t need to fear death but can live in certain hope of our own resurrection life. He is the Lord triumphant whom we must obey and love because he will call everyone to account on the last day.
How will you respond to the Easter message? Apathy just doesn’t make sense. You either trust and live for the risen Lord Jesus, or you walk right away if you think he never did rise.
He is Risen! He is Risen indeed!