Christ is Risen

That’s the importance of the day. Jesus the Christ is risen from the dead.

A few words on some of the symbolism, The term Easter comes from the old Anglo Saxon goddess of spring, although the only real mention is from the Venerable Bede. The egg being proscribed during Lent was offered in abundance at Easter and is an obvious metaphor for rebirth. There is some evidence for a hare hunt being traditional on Good Friday but, it’s a fairly obvious sign of “go forth, be fruitful, and multiply” anyway.

We have been talking this week about Jesus the leader, and his unflinching dedication to the death to his mission. On Easter this mission is revealed. It finally becomes obvious that His mission (at this time, anyway) is not of the Earth and it’s princelings. It is instead a Kingdom of souls.

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.

And so we come to the crux of the matter. The triumph over original sin and death itself. For if you believe in the Christ and his message you will have eternal life. This is what set Christianity apart, the doctrine of grace. For if you truly repent of your sins, and attempt to live properly, you will be saved. Not by your works, especially not by your wars and killing on behalf of your faith, valid  and just though they may be,  but by your faith and your faith alone. For you serve the King of Kings.

And as we know, the Christ is still leading the mission to save the souls of all God‘s children. It is up to us to follow the greatest leader in history or not as we choose. We would do well to remember that our God is a fearsome God but, he is also a just God. We shall be judged entirely on our merits as earthly things fall away from us. So be of good cheer for the Father never burdens his people with burdens they cannot, with his help, bear.

As we celebrate the first sunrise after the defeat of darkness, Hail the King Triumphant for this is the day of His victory.

The Peace of the Lord be with you all.


[First published on  31 March 2013]


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7 Responses to Christ is Risen

  1. the unit says:

    Hallelujah today for sure for believers, repenters and forgiveness askers.
    Witnessed some beautiful music here and a few other sites about crucifixion and resurrection. From the Mormon Tabernacle choir to Johnny Cash.
    Somewhere I saw a headline this morning that indicated there is growing number in our country who don’t believe there will be a final judgment before God. I just shrugged it off, didn’t read and moved on. Later wished I’d read it. Searched but couldn’t find it. But did find articles about beliefs that calamities and disasters are punishment after God’s judgment or not.
    I said I wouldn’t be goofy today, but it is a day for rejoicing and not despair. So a little humor.
    I got to thinking today when at a site I saw GWB’s picture with a hello wave of his hand and the caption as follows at the end of comment…
    With all the horrible things we see in the world around us and maybe in our own lives, could it be a call for spiritual revival back to the true God…God saying “Do you miss me yet?” 🙂

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    • NEO says:

      That’s a good thought, Unit. If I was any good with photoshop I’d make that picture, maybe somebody else will. Happy Easter, my friend.

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      • the unit says:

        And Happy Easter to you. I was remiss not including that in the above. Same to all your loved ones and friends.

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        • NEO says:

          Nah! Distracted maybe 🙂 And to all yours as well. 🙂

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  3. the unit says:

    I remember mama singing and humming ‘Every day with Jesus is sweeter than the day before’ all the time while raising me, keeping home going and all that entailed. So Easter hallelujahs don’t have to end tonight at midnight. Now I don’t remember a year like this leading up to Easter with Christians killed across the world and attacked here at home as bigots and haters.
    Then again my memory isn’t quite as good as it was. I told my doc who is 10 years older than me (he 83) I’m having trouble remembering details of years ago, i.e. cousins and relatives names and such. He said my mind is cataloging those memories, I have just lost my library card. 🙂

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    • NEO says:

      I like that enough that I’m stealing it! If I remember! 🙂


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