If you had to describe Easter without using any words and could only use punctuation marks, which punctuation mark would you choose to describe this Easter for yourself? Maybe this Easter is a comma for you. It makes you stop, pause, think, look and listen, but that’s all.
Perhaps today is a big bold period. You think Easter is a good story, but it’s over. You thought you’d feel excited, but instead you feel empty. You feel like you’re not on the inside, but on the outside looking in. The first Easter was a day when life felt like a period for Jesus’ disciples. He was dead. He was buried. Game over.
Then the women come back with news of an empty tomb. The period becomes a question mark? That’s worse than a period. Now they’re confused. Where is He? Where are the guards? Who moved the stone? What happens now?
An angel speaks, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? 6He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: 7‘The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’” Then they remembered! The periods are gone! The question marks replaced! One massive exclamation point! Easter is God’s gift of an exclamation of hope for your life because of the resurrection of Jesus!
This Easter experience Easter hope, not the hope in something, but the hope found in Someone! He died! He rose again! He did that for you! He bring His hope today for you!
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