Jesus’ resurrection marks the triumph of good over evil
Easter is the celebration of Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the dead. It is always celebrated on a Sunday. As we know from the Gospels, Jesus rose from the dead on the third day following his crucifixion, which would be Sunday. Jesus’ resurrection marks the triumph of good over evil, sin and death. It is the only singular event which proves that those who trust in God and accept Christ as their Savior will be raised from the dead.
People all over the world, celebrate Easter in many different ways. Some celebrate Easter by attending church and / or other religious events. Others may celebrate it in a more secular way by coloring eggs, creating Easter baskets and going Easter egg hunting.
But, Jackie Watson, the French reporter, chose to celebrate Easter in a rather different sort of fashion. Jackie took to the red carpet to ask celebrities to describe their views of heaven.
Many celebs described their views of heaven as being a happy place without pain and suffering; a place which is filled with love, peace, and joy. We think so too!
In addition, Jackie spoke with two very special guests who also shared their descriptions of heaven; Sharon Outlaw, a Mennonite Christian, and Jean Michel, Jackie’s father, who is a non-denominational Christian.
Relying upon scripture to describe her views of heaven, Sharon quotes from John 14:2 in which Jesus says: “In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.” As for her physical description of heaven, Sharon turns once again to scripture where in Revelation, John, one of Jesus’ disciples, describes heaven as being a place filled with streets of gold, walls of jasper and all of heaven’s foundations are made of precious stones. Heaven is a place filled with peace and joy.
Jean Michel gives us a very different but powerful view of what heaven is like. Jean talks about the moment during Christ’s crucifixion in which one of the two men being crucified with Christ, looks to Jesus for help. And even though He, himself, was suffering, Jesus took pity upon the man and promised to take him to paradise. This moment is very symbolic to Christians, as this moment signifies the great love that Christ has for each of us. This moment resurrects Jesus’ promise to us, that He will always be with us in this life and also in our deaths. Yes, even in our deaths, Christ will be with us, holding our hands. And, at the moment we take our last breath, Christ will be there holding us, and leading us into His paradise, God’s eternal glory, which is the true heaven,
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—Written by: Valerie Roop (twitter @twitter/vroop33)