Easter Sunday is day we celebrate the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ after his crucifixion at Calvary on Good Friday.
The myrrhbearers, women who had come to carry out their last devotions to Jesus’ body early that morning, found that the stone covering the entrance to his tomb had been rolled away and the tomb was empty. When they entered the tomb, an angel dressed in a shining robe told them “do not be alarmed, you are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here!”
The angel told the women to tell the disciples that “He is going ahead of you into Galilee. There, you will see him, just as he told you”. Jesus then made a series of appearances to his disciples to confirm his Resurrection until he was carried up to Heaven on the fortieth day to sit on the right hand of God.
Easter demonstrates Jesus’ power over life and death is shows that, though faith in God, we are spiritually resurrected with Jesus and redeemed so that we may walk in a new way of life. Jesus was crucified and died for our sins so that we may be born again. Salvation is possible only through Jesus Christ and that his death on the cross was the once-and-for-all sacrifice for all of humanity’s in.
Easter Sunday is a movable feast on today’s calendars and is the first Sunday after the first full moon following the March equinox.
Today, we celebrate Easter with a sunrise service on Easter Sunday and by decorating Easter eggs, which symbolize Jesus’ empty tomb.