Around Christmas, the song, “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of Year,” is very popular. Not to put Christmas down, I love it, but my favorite time of the year, the most wonderful time for me is Easter because we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
In that opportunity, we recognize a lot of truths. The most important one is that the resurrection means that Christ is who He claimed to be. He claimed to be the Son of God. He claimed He will be resurrected and He did. That’s one important truth.
The second important truth we consider around Easter is that the resurrection means He has created us to be who we’re supposed to be. That is, in the resurrection and the belief in Jesus Christ, we’re recreated, we’re born again, and we are becoming followers of Christ when that happens.
A third quick thought: the resurrection means Christ has called us to do what we’re commissioned to do. You cannot separate the resurrection from the Great Commission. That means that we are Great Commission people and we have the resurrection power of Jesus Christ in our lives.
As we celebrate Easter or the Resurrection Sunday, let us remember those truths, and then on April 16, Baptism Sunday. Hopefully we’ll reap the harvest of what happened at Easter and weeks before as we join churches all across the Southern Baptist Convention in baptizing on that particular day, April 16. God bless you. We have much in store, Lord willing, because we’re resurrection people.