“I absolutely love Easter. Easter is such a significant time of the year, for obvious reasons, as Christ followers. It’s a highlight of our church year, our church calendar.
But even more so than that, personally, I find it so incredibly significant. I’m overwhelmed by the sacrifice of Christ on Friday. Every year it just strikes me so personally. Jesus reached down into the muck and mire of my life and saved me from my sin; he saved me from the things that I was struggling with – that I was marked by – and gave me a new identity as his child. Easter 1980 was when I was baptized. That event cemented Easter for me in such a personal and powerful way.
And Easter Sunday, of course, is Resurrection Sunday. It’s the day we celebrate the reality of the risen Lord; it’s the day we celebrate defeat over death, which has personal applications for every Christ follower. We then have the power – because of the defeat over death – to live out the joy of what Christ did for us on the cross.
So, this Easter season, on behalf of our team from coast to coast, I just want to wish you all the best this Easter. I invite you to celebrate wildly God’s great gift of Jesus Christ his Son. Happy Easter.”