The tomb stands open wide. He is not here, for he has risen!!
He is risen! He is risen indeed!!
It's pretty much the fulcrum on which our whole belief is based. If Jesus lived his life as a moral teacher, teaching crazy stuff like He was the son of God and that he would die and come back to life, but then died and did not rise again like He said...well then, where is our hope? On what is it based? Nothing. We are fools.
But I believe that Jesus meant everything He said while He lived, including His claim of divinity and the fact that He did indeed rise from the dead, just as He said.
Easter reminds us of the empty cross AND the empty grave, giving the real hope of eternal life to all those who believe.
In short, Easter rocks.
Also: candy, egg hunts and Easter baskets. =)
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