EXTRA! EXTRA! The Tomb Was Empty. Does Jesus Lives?

Imagine this headline flashing on every news station, on every news website, and across every newspaper: Dead Man Alive After Dead Three Days! Some would call it a miracle. Others would say he was never dead. Some would call it a total hoax.

Three days after being executed by crucifixion, Jesus Christ astonished His friends, followers, and executors by emerging from His grave, alive! This event split history in two and confirmed that Jesus was who He said He was, the Son of God.

Just imagine that someone you loved was torn from you unexpectedly, dying a painful, hideous death, and suddenly that person is brought back to life. Imagine your joy. How would you express that joy? Could you be happy for one day and be done with it? Probably not. It would take many days, perhaps a lifetime to express your joy. Because that person’s life has been restored, your life has been restored.

That is exactly what happens. Jesus dies a hideous death. God‘s only Son sent to save us has been put to death. And then suddenly he is alive again. We need fifty days to celebrate this great miracle – or perhaps we need our lifetime to express it. Two thousand years ago, Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God came to us in the form of a baby, born supernaturally through the Holy Spirit. As God incarnate, he fulfilled his father’s will, prophesying that he would take on the sins of the world and die, but that in three days he would arise.

In the days after his resurrection, many people saw the risen Lord, proof that he had risen. Yet today, millions still refuse to believe! To this day, the skeptics remain and the majority of Jews still look for their Messiah. Yet the evidence is real, substantial, factual and more than enough. A person either believes it, or they don’t!

Jesus did actually come. He fulfilled each prophecy, and took the sins of the world upon himself. He suffered, died, conquered death, and through his obedience and sacrifice gave life eternal to all who are willing to believe and accept the free gift! This man was dead, but after three days he arose!

If you declare with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that Christ rose from the dead, you will be saved! This is a declaration so bold, so simple, and so profound. Never forget this free, precious, and eternal gift that you were given! If you have new life, don’t keep it to yourself! Spread his love, his grace, and his salvation to all who are willing to hear!

Christ redeemed us all and gave perfect glory to God principally through his paschal mystery: dying he destroyed our death and rising he restored our life. Therefore the Easter Triduum of the passion and resurrection of Christ is the culmination of the entire liturgical year.”

The term Easter Triduum might not sound familiar to you; however, you are very familiar with it. The Triduum is the three-day celebration of the death and resurrection of ChristHoly Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Vigil/Easter Sunday. Most Church meets at tymes during those three days to remember what it is that Jesus has done for us.

What the Triduum commemorates, that which makes it the “culmination of the entire liturgical year,” is the passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Because Jesus was willing to die for our sins and was resurrected, death no longer is the end of life for us. It is the beginning of new life. We gather at the Easter Triduum to remember the saving act of Jesus and the miracle of his resurrection. Because Jesus died and was resurrected, we live.

The term Triduum means “three days.” The three days are counted as the Hebrews counted their days, from dusk to dusk. Therefore, the three days of the Easter Triduum are from dusk on Holy Thursday to dusk on Good Friday (day one), dusk on Good Friday to dusk on Holy Saturday (day two), and dusk on Holy Saturday to dusk on Easter Sunday (day three). Each of those days “tells” a different part of the story of Jesus’ saving action. On Holy Thursday we remember the Last Supper. Jesus gives us the Eucharist and tells us to “Do this in memory of me.” He then washes the feet of the apostles. On Good Friday we remember the passion and death of Jesus. We celebrate the resurrection of Christ either at the Easter Vigil on Saturday night when new members are baptized and welcomed into our Catholic community or on Easter Sunday morning.

We look at the Easter Triduum as one single celebration that lasts for three days. We cannot separate the death of Jesus from his resurrection. We do not spend all of the three days in church, but at various times during those days, we are called to church to gather and remember together. When we are not in church, we are asked to keep the spirit of those days even in our homes, if possible. Those days are not days of “business as usual.”

Jesus continues to transform lives allowing all who ask to be forgiven of their sins, reconciled with God, and assured eternal life with Him in heaven.

.*Resource: Part by Sharefaith

Three days after being executed by crucifixion, Jesus Christ astonished His friends, followers, and executors by emerging from His grave, alive! This event split history in two and confirmed that Jesus was who He said He was, the Son of God.

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