If the life, happiness and freedom of your friends were at stake, and it would be solved with your death, would you want to give your life? That’s a tough question, isn’t it?
In fact, this is exactly what Jesus did. He did that for you. For me. For all. But how can a man, who lived 2000 years ago, still be significant today? Jesus travelled the country during the last three years of his life, preaching and teaching. His words were stirring up things!. When he arrived in Jerusalem to celebrate Easter (this is remembered on Palm Sunday), he was introduced to the city in grandiose fashion, as you can see in the video. Masses of people were welcoming him. They thought that their liberation from the Roman oppressor would be brought by revolution.
But it was different
Jesus was condemned as a criminal and died a terrible death on a wooden cross. That is what we commemorate on Good Friday. But it does not end here. The new life finally begins on the early morning of Easter.
Jesus had thought of something far greater and more beautiful than we could ever imagine. Because the tomb of Jesus is empty. He lives, even today!
That’s the reason Easter is in Christianity the grande finale of Gods rescue and restoration plan for the world. With Easter, the church is remembering and reminded that death isn’t the end, that suffering isn’t final, that there will be a glorious new start!