It is again this time of the year. You know, chocolate eggs and bunnies are all very in vogue. Why the bunnies and eggs? The ruler of this world, the devil, does not want to be reminded of the irrevocable loss he suffered in his effort to get rid of Jesus. So he tries to deflect it and scrap/erase the name of the Victor with another narrative – chocolate bunnies and eggs.
Please don’t ignore the reason for this time of the year: the King on the Cross. The King who died, was buried, resurrected, went back to heaven and sits at His Father’s right hand. It is amazing that sections of the Church joins the confusion: was Jesus crucified and resurrected and did He ascend to His Father? Some believe and some doubt.
Who loves doubts about Jesus’ mission? It is His enemy, Satan. However, the facts are,
- If Jesus and the Cross is not real, then the Resurrection is not real.
- If the Resurrection is not real, the Gospel would not have spread all over the world.
- If the Gospel did not spread, we would not have it.
- But we do have it. That means:
The Resurrection is real because the Cross was real, because Jesus is real.
Jesus said to His disciples how the Gospel will spread,
‘But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.’ Acts 1:8
The Gospel did not spread by the sword or by laws. It spread because people recognized the miracle of a resurrected Jesus,
‘After His [Jesus] suffering, He showed Himself to these men and gave many convincing proofs that He was alive.’ Acts 1:3
And He will come back as the disciples saw Him go,
”They were looking intently up into the sky as He [Jesus] was going [back to His Father], when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them. ‘Men of Galilee,’ they said, ‘why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen Him go into heaven.”‘ Acts 1:11
What do the bunnies and eggs prove? Jesus is alive and well. And those who have faith in Him will never be disappointed.