It’s Easter Sunday, the most important holiday of the Christian faith, for Jesus rose from the dead and ascended into heaven to give all Christians hope for eternal life.

Without the resurrection, where would we be? We’d be wandering the earth aimlessly without any real purpose or meaning. We’d be specks of dust that blow away and are soon forgotten. But with Christ’s sacrifice and God’s love for all his children individually, we live a life full of meaning, one that is a temporal period of time on this planet but eternal when our time is called.

What a joyous Easter Sunday this has been, spending the morning worshipping at church and then splitting time with both my fiancée’s family as well as mine. And all throughout the day I couldn’t help but replay in my mind the lyrics of the Matt Maher song, “Because He Lives”:

I was dead in the grave
I was covered in sin and shame
I heard mercy call my name
He rolled the stone away
Amen, Amen
I’m alive, I’m alive
Because He lives

Matt Maher, “Because He Lives”