14 Apr Why Christians Celebrate Easter
Easter is the season Christians remember and celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. Jesus had promised before his death saying: “I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live.” And surely as the sun rises, Jesus rose after his crucifixion, prompting Paul to declare: “We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him” (Romans 6:9). The resurrection of Jesus is the central tenet of the Christian faith. In the New Testament of the Bible, the event is said to have occurred three days after Jesus was crucified by the Romans and died in roughly 30 A.D.
The significance of Easter is Jesus Christ’s triumph over death. His resurrection means the eternal life that is granted to all who believe in Him. The purpose of Easter also means the full confirmation of all that Jesus taught and preached during His three-year ministry. If He had not risen from the dead, if He had simply died and not been resurrected, He would have been thought just another teacher or prophet. However, His resurrection rebuked all that and provided final and undeniable proof that He was really the Son of God and that He had overcome death once and for all.
What People Do During Easter
Many Christians worldwide celebrate Easter with special church services, music, candlelight, flowers and the ringing of church bells. Easter processions are held in some countries such as the Philippines and Spain. Many Christians view Easter as the greatest feast of the Church year. It is a day of joy and celebration to commemorate that Jesus Christ is risen, according to Christian belief.
Many countries, towns and villages have sacred dramas about the episodes of the Easter story. Although Easter maintains great religious significance, many children in countries such as Australia, Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom, think of it as a time to get new spring clothes, to decorate eggs and to participate in Easter egg hunts where eggs are hidden by the Easter Bunny. Some children receive Easter baskets full of candy, snacks, and presents around this time of the year.