Easter has lost its true significance in the 21st Century
Easter is an important Christian’s religious celebration to mark the death and resurrection of Christ whose death and resurrection gives relevance to the Christian faith.
However, this important celebration of the faith is losing its significance in the mist of modernity, culture and the practice of vices during the Holy week.
Easter is an important time in the year when Christians and all who believe in the death and resurrection of Jesus the Christ to solemnly reflect on the love of God and his greatest sacrifice for and on behalf of mankind.
Jesus the Christ, the second person in the trinity was sacrificed on the Cross on Good Friday to atone for the sins of generations before him, at his time and into our present generation and the future to come.
His resurrection is a symbol of God’s victory and hope for the Christian and the glorious promise of the risen Christ of eternal life for all who believe in Him.
This is what Christians all over the world must focus on as we mark the death, and resurrection of Christ every year of our live s and walk with him.
Easter is a time in the year when Christians must reignite their faith in Christ. If Christ has not resurrected after his crucifixion, he would have been a mere teacher or prophet.
Sadly, Easter is the moment when many visit drinking spots to drink their lives away, engage in all manner of social vices which are not in agreement with the reason for the season.
These ungodly acts only mock the saving power and sacrifice of God to bring mankind back to him and create a new opportunity for a deeper fellowship. It is a sacrifice that ensures that, mankind comes into contact with divinity in the unfailing love of God for his most valuable creation.
In the not long past, people cry their hearts out each time they watch the passion of Christ or any movies they tell the story of Christ’s crucifixion. They understood the power of God’s gift for them and connected with that. Today, it is not like that, many have no connection with the story of the crucifixion of Christ.
Many Christian may have become mere church goers who are not able to connect with the true meaning of Easter. Easter Monday activities by some Christians at picnics can paint a gloomy picture of today’s Christian.
Let Easter this year, lead to a total transformation of your total being and connect with the true meaning of God’s love displayed on the cross for your sake and bring others to him for his glory. Happy Easter.