“For God loved the world so much that he gave his only begotton Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.” – John 3:16
Today in the Christian faith, we celebrate Easter. More specifically, today is the day we celebrate The Resurrection of our Lord & saviour, Jesus Christ.
For all intents & purposes, this is the most important day in the year for our faith. The day Jesus defeated death. The day He fulfilled the prophecy. The day Christ revealed his divinity.
Even though He endured much & spent alot of time trying to educate the world about the truth about The Fallen and to teach us about The Way & The Truth in order to bring us back to The Light, Jesus purpose of taking a mortal form was in order to die for us.
As the saying goes:
“He died on the cross for us, so that our sins may be forgiven.”
It sounds so simple & so blase… but have we ever stopped to think about the meaning behind that?
So what happened to people before Jesus came then? Where they doomed to eternal death? Was death absolute?
Why did Jesus have to die to accomplish this? Was he not allowed to enter the realm of death as The General of Heaven?
Why could we not ask for our own forgiveness? Was God mad at us? If so, why?
I believe the truth is less abstract than we think.
After “The Fall of Man” in The Garden of Eden, from what we read in the ancient texts, God really wasnt too happy with us. He sent plagues & more than once contemplated destroying the world. He flooded the earth & left us to fight amongst ourselves. He really seemed to be upset with mankind.
But the thing is, it was not just about the betrayal in The Garden. Mankinds succumbing to the teachings of The Fallen is perhaps the main reason God no longer held hope for the world.
As it is written in The Book of Enoch, from which Jesus quoted often in his sermons, The Fallen taught us sin. They corrupted the world & polluted our DNA. It is because of them that people wage war & lie & cheat & decieve & fornicate & take life.
It was as a result of their descending on Mount Hermon & revealing themselves to the world as gods that people began to worship them & lose faith in God.
Basically, the meaning of Easter Sunday for me is great. It is the climax of & the fulcrum of my faith.
If we think about it:
In order to save us, Jesus became one of of us.
He then fought the system to enlighten us.
Conquering his fear & resisting to use his divinity to save himself, he willingly suffered & died for us.
He then went to hell & ransomed us.
And finally, he opened the way for us who believe to be able to make our way to heaven after we die, so that we may be able to have eternal life.
All of this he did, to atone for our sins in The Garden & our sins learned from The Fallen. In essence, he even ransomed us with God.
So on this Easter Sunday, take a moment to give Him thanks. Because it was no small thing He did, dying on the cross & rising 3 days later. It was the greatest feat of all time. The stuff of legend. The stuff superheroes are made of. Except He did this, for you & I.
“For God, who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness,’ made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.” – 2 Corinthians 4:6