Easter is more important than Christmas.
A friend made a similar statement to me this week and it got me thinking . . .
I can hear your rebuttal because I went through the same debate. You can’t have Easter without Christmas. Jesus had to be born first. It’s just as important.
The more I thought about it, the more I’m not sure it is. Don’t get me wrong. I love Christmas. It’s my favorite time of year. But if Jesus came as a baby just to be a great prophet, what would we have gained?
Great teaching. That’s it. We could get that anywhere.
No. He came as a baby to die. There was a bigger and better purpose. To pay the penalty for our sins.
So that we may have eternal life.
Without that we’re lost.
So why don’t we celebrate Easter more than Christmas? Perhaps some do. I know I’m guilty of putting more emphasis on Dec 25th. The ultimate gift was given on the tree with a hammer and nails, not the one decorated with tinsel and lights. (Click to TWEET.)
Is it because we’ve forgotten why He came?
This week I’ve been reminded of that reason in different ways. Through a conversation with a friend and the song below.
The beginning of the story—Christmas—is definitely important, but it’s the ending—Easter—that remains forever.
We just have to accept His gift.
Let’s look to Golgotha this Easter because . . .
It’s all about the cross.
1 Peter 2:24 (NIV)
“He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.”
What do you think? Do we tend to celebrate Christmas more than Easter? Share your thoughts.
It’s About The Cross (by Jamison J. Statema)
The Ball Brothers
The words in this song are powerful. It’s really not just about the manger . . .