I don’t think the title is exaggerated at all. Nope, not one bit. The most important day of all human history, without a doubt, is the day that Jesus Christ was raised from the dead. Everything changed from that day on. It is the pivot point of redemption. We go from B.C. to A.D. We go from distant promises to a kingdom now. We go from outcasts to family. This day punched a hole through death. It wiped the hard-drive of sins against us. We get to enjoy eternal life with Jesus NOW!
This is the day the Lord has made; Let us rejoice and be glad in it. – Psalm 118:24 (NASB)
This is about a specific day, not some other day, or even everyday. It speaks of one day in particular; “a day”. What day is it talking about? We have to look at the two verses that come before it. “The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief corner-stone. This is the Lord’s doing; It is marvelous in our eyes” Psalm 118:22-23 (NASB) The day that God laid the chief corner-stone was the day we are to be glad and rejoice in. The religious “movers and shakers” of Jesus’ day looked Him over and said,” We will take any piece of garbage over you (like a robber named Barabbas), and you can go straight to hell (crucify Him)!” Jesus was rejected by men but hand-picked by God. Jesus was to be the foundation and standard for all new creation. He sets the level, the angles, and dimensions of it; that is what a corner-stone was to do. That happened the day of Christ’s resurrection.
We shouldn’t have to hype an emotion this Easter because that’s the “Christian thing to do”. If we don’t have rejoicing and gladness of heart over this day, it is because it isn’t marvelous in our eyes anymore. That would be unacceptable – Christians bored with Jesus? Really? Maybe we need a fresh look and a new insight. There’s an understatement. We need to explore again our great King and triumphs until they are marvelous to us.
I pray the realities of our resurrected King and glory of His kingdom would invade your little world until it becomes, by your will and desire, a part of His greater world. Enjoy the kingdom and get crazy with it.