Jesus Christ made a supreme sacrifice that neither the angles or the saints could not make for the sake of mankind but He did it on the cross of Calvary. Though a lot of people associate Easter celebration with funfair merriment, the truth of the matter is that Jesus Christ is actually meant to be celebrated.
He was crucified for our beauty through His suffering and death on the Cross of Calvary, and He resurrected to give us victory over sin, sickness, and Satan. Through His death and resurrection, we can now live our lives to the fullest.
We have every reason to celebrate Jesus Christ. We should celebrate Him because of the following reasons:
1 He is the Creator of the universe. Jesus’ holy command brought the world into existence and His wisdom infused creation with meaning and direction. The Bible says that “the Worlds were framed by the word of God so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear” (Hebrews 11:3). We individually owe our existence to Him, “For in Him we live, and move, and have our being” (Acts 17:28).
2 He holds the universe together. Some people have imagined an impersonal, distant Creator who set the universe spinning like a top, then withdrew to a distant vantage point, waiting for it to wind down, wobble, and topple over. But those who really know Jesus know differently.
Yes, Jesus is God. He spoke the cosmos into existence. But He is still very much involved. In fact, the continuing existence of our universe depends on His sustaining it (Hebrew 1:3). Without Him, all things would have fallen apart. “He is before all things and by him, all things consist” (Colossians 1:17). No matter how self-reliant we fell to be, our lives still depend on Him.
3 He loves us, He is faithful and shows mercy to us. The Bible says “It is of the Lord’s mercies that we tend to be a life and not consumed because his compassion fails not. they’re new each morning: nice is thy faithfulness” (Lamentation 3:22-23). He daily loads us with benefits (Psalm 68:19). He makes provision for our daily needs, preserves our lives, protects and shields us from evil.
4 He saved us from God’s wrath and judgment. Jesus paid the penalty for our sins, through His death, burial, and resurrection thereby purchased for us eternal life who believe in Him. Therefore, we have every reason to celebrate Jesus who gave us victory.
5 He has absolute power and authority. The Scripture says, in Matthew 28:18, “All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth”
Furthermore, the Bible confirms that “Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given a name which is above every name:That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things underneath the earth; which each tongue ought to confess that Jesus of Nazareth is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Philippians 2:9-11).
God the Father rewarded His obedience and sacrifice by elevating Him to the Supreme Position in the universe with the “Name that is above all names.” For this reason, we need to celebrate Jesus who gave us victory at all times.
In what way, therefore, should Jesus be celebrated? Having given us the victory through His sacrifice on the Cross, Jesus should be celebrated every second, every minute, and every hour of every day by the way you live your life.
Celebrate Him through: total obedience to His word, selfless service to Him and kind deeds to other, holy and righteous living.
Jesus as well should be celebrated in life by showing profound love for Him and unfeigned love for others, undying passion to fulfill the Great Commission-wining souls for Him.
It is important to note that, only true Christians can celebrate Jesus. Sinners backslider cannot celebrate Him except they first surrender their lives to Him and make Him their Lord and Saviour.