On Good Friday, I listened to a very beautiful message. In it, the pastor declared that there is a glorious reason that we focus on the burial of Jesus. He died. . . Why did He need to be buried, also? What is the real significance of reciting, "crucified, dead, and buried"? What is important about the tomb? Well, He was buried, not because God needed it to happen. But because we need it. We need to know, and see, and believe, that He was closed up in that dark tomb with all of our sins. . . And that He walked out alive without them. We need to know that our sins are buried and gone, and that we are set free. We need to know, so that our guilt can roll off our backs and fall away.
Today is the happiest day of the year! He is alive. Have hope: He is making all things new.
Christ is risen! He is risen, indeed. That's my King.