THE MOST IMPORTANT DAY IN HISTORY
The history of Easter Sunday is so important to Christians: it is the day we celebrate the single most important event in human history. If Jesus really did rise from the dead, then the things He said about God’s kingdom coming to earth and inviting us to become a part of the new creation are all true.
Since then, spreading the news that Jesus is alive is the primary task of the church. Missionaries traveled far and wide throughout the world to share the fact that Jesus is alive and explain how God’s kingdom is open to all people. We must become the donkey that Jesus rode upon on Palm Sunday. We must carry Jesus into the world around us and introduce Him to people who do not know Him.
In order to spread this news more effectively, missionaries would communicate the history of Easter to people using their own cultural symbols. We can still see some of the artifacts of these cultural adaptations in the eggs and bunnies we see around Easter time.
The message of Jesus’ resurrection is just as relevant today as it was in AD 33. The recreation work of God is still happening and the invitation to join God’s kingdom is still open to any who will take it today.