There is no sweeter word to celebrate this season of resurrection and redemption.
"And behold, the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. And the earth shook, and the rocks were split. The tombs also were opened. And many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised, and coming out of the tombs after his resurrection they went into the holy city and appeared to many. When the centurion and those who were with him, keeping watch over Jesus, saw the earthquakes and what took place, they were filled with awe, and said,
TRULY THIS WAS THE SON OF GOD!"
The Father and the Son were not done.
The angel of the Lord appeared to Mary Magdalene and the other Mary and said, "Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified.
He is not here, FOR HE HAS RISEN, as He said."
Matthew 27:51-54, 28:5-6
Not only did He rise from the grave... He walked back to Galilee to chat it up with the disciples and a few other folks. Well, "chat it up" may not be the best phrase to describe His conversation with the disciples, but you get the point.
No word could possibly convey
We pray that we are all able to grasp a mere portion of the magnitude of Christ's sacrifice and atonement for His children this Easter.
Check out our post about walking the Via Dolorosa (Way of the Cross or Way of Suffering) in Israel here