Happy Easter! Alleluia! He is Risen!
Death loses in the Resurrection! Jesus’ Resurrection takes away the effects of all sin for those who cling to Him.
Easter is a time when we must do just that. We must “cling” to our resurrected Lord! We must cling to Jesus who is alive and well. We must cling to His Resurrection and strive to share in it.
This is the meaning of Easter! Easter means that nothing can keep us from the joy that God wants to give us.
Nothing can steal that joy away. At times we will struggle just as Jesus did in the Agony of the Garden and the Via Dolorosa (the Way of the Cross), but those sufferings will not win. The Resurrection won with Christ and it will win with us when we cling to Him. Jesus persevered and, in the end, rose victorious. This is Easter!
Know that God wants you to experience the joy of Easter in your life. Let Him fill you with hope and with the joy that only the Resurrection can bring. God wants Easter to begin now in our lives! Happy Easter!