With This Death Comes New Life
If you celebrate Christmas you have celebrated the birth of Jesus Christ. Therefore, it would be perfectly reasonable to celebrate the death of Jesus Christ.
The day before his crucifixion, Jesus observed Passover with his disciples. This event is known as the Last Supper.
Passover is the time that Jews remembered their freedom and exodus from Egypt.
During this Passover feast, Jesus told his disciples that the bread symbolizes his body that would be broken – This happened when he was mercilessly beaten and nailed to a cross. The wine symbolizes his blood which flowed before and during his crucifixion for the forgiveness of the sins of every person who will ever live.
The Last Supper is remembered today in churches and religious services through the act of taking Communion and sharing bread and wine to remember the sacrifice of Jesus.
Jesus was arrested after the Passover meal while he was praying in the Garden of Gethsemane. He was then taken before the Roman Governor, Pontius Pilate, for trial.
Easter has many symbolic traditional beliefs. Easter is very significant for Christians around the world. There are many traditions that surround Easter across the globe.
For Christianity, Jesus Christ rising from the tomb is a celebration of His resurrection from death to sin, to a new born-again life experience.
If you celebrate Easter with bunnies and eggs it’s also a new beginning.
Easter comes in the spring when the sun gets warmer and days are longer. Easter is associated with newness of ideas, new clothes, new life and a fresh beginning. The eggs are symbolic of fertility and increase.
Easter symbolizes the lamb which is mostly the Christian’s faith. Lambs are born in the springtime, meaning a new birth.
Jesus Christ died in the spring and rose three days later, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!”
While Christianity may be challenged during certain periods in time, after 2000 years it still exists, and is the essence of life to millions across the world.
We will make it going forward with great faith. Let’s stay true to our fundamental principles doing good and to love one another.
Remember, the death of Jesus Christ is written in the oldest history book.
This ancient book, the Bible, has never gone out of print and it still holds prominence in our modern world.