Though the exact day chosen varies some among the different forms of Christianity across the world, every Easter, Christians celebrate the resurrection of the Lord. He took the sins of the world upon Himself, died, and bore them to His borrowed tomb – but He rose again, conquering death and leaving sin in the grave where it belongs.
In 2019, Liberty Nation’s Leesa K. Donner made a vital – yet oft-overlooked – distinction: Government is not our God. Little did anyone realize just how meaningful that revelation would become within a year – or how correct these words would be: “An era of government tyranny does seem to be fast approaching if it has not already arrived, as many would argue that, indeed, it has.”
Last year saw a new coronavirus, courtesy of Wuhan, China, spread across the land – and with it the grip of tyranny as governments at all levels locked down the liberties of the people. Last Easter, the feasts were canceled, and the egg hunts were called off. But it wasn’t the first time believers worshiped in fear and it won’t be the last. LN encouraged Faith over Fear for Easter 2020, but that call remains relevant outside of the pandemic. There have always been and will always be reasons to fear – but faith sustains the believer through it all.
This year, as the nation begins to reopen and life starts to be livable – not merely endurable – once again, the true meaning of Easter seems an appropriate theme for 2021. God and man weren’t separated until after Adam disobeyed. Since then, it has been said, man has lived with a God-sized hole in his heart. But reconciliation has always been God’s plan – a plan fulfilled by Jesus in death and resurrection. John 3:16-17 (KJV) reads:
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world: but that the world through him might be saved.”
Through this, we are reconciled with our Creator and that God-sized hole is healed.
Whatever day it’s celebrated, Easter isn’t about bunnies or eggs – it’s about something our nation needs more now than it has in a very long time. Easter – Resurrection Day, as many call it – has always been about reconciliation and healing for Christians, but in another way, it will be about that for everyone this year. After a long year of fear and authoritarian restrictions, it’s time for life to begin anew.
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