Dear Customers and Friends:
Each year in our Northern Hemisphere, the Easter date is set for the Sunday after the first Full Moon of the spring. Biblically, Easter’s occurrence relates back to the Jewish Passover, which was around the time that Jesus rose from the dead after his crucifixion.
For me, it’s always a bit confusing to guess when Easter comes around each year, so I either Google or pull out my trusty calendar. But once Easter arrives, there’s no doubt. The barren grounds of winter come alive with the brilliant colors of blooming flowers and trees. It’s a perfect symbol – and no coincidence to me – of the resurrection of Christ, our savior who continues to live among us.
He Is Risen Indeed!
Like “Merry Christmas,” a common greeting during Easter season are the words, “He has risen.” Some people prefer “He is risen” to emphasize that Christ is alive today. I believe either way is fine, but personally I add even more emphasis by saying, “He is risen, indeed!”
According to Crosswalk.com, “He has risen” is a traditional saying that dates all the way back to the days of the Bible. One story goes that after witnessing Jesus’ empty tomb, Mary Magdalene boldly proclaimed to the Roman emperor that “Christ is Risen!”
In Matthew 28:5-7, an angel appears to the women visiting Jesus’ tomb and tells them, “Do not be afraid, for I know you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; He has risen, just as He said.”
In Luke 24:33-34, Jesus reveals Himself to two disciples on the road to Emmaus. Upon returning to Jerusalem, they reported back to the other disciples and those gathered with them, saying “The Lord has risen indeed, and has appeared to Simon!”
Easter and the resurrection of Jesus are the foundation of our Christian faith. Jesus proved He is the King of Kings when he rose from the grave. It was a victory for us all. Many years and generations later, that’s the reason we still repeat the good news: He is risen. He is risen indeed!
Blessed to be a Blessing,
President, Syfan Logistics