Today, we not only celebrate the life and death, but the resurrection of Jesus the Christ! Christmas is important, without the birth of our Savior there would be no Easter celebration, but without the Resurrection, we would not celebrate His birth! His birth split time into BC, Before Christ and AD, Anno Domini. But again this would not have happened if Jesus would have been just another good teacher, or religious leader.
The resurrection of Jesus is a call to do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with your God (Micah 6:8). It is a call to learn and grow, to seek, to mature, it is a call to reason – an appeal from God to those dead in their sin, to come out of the tomb, to come to the light and receive eternal life.
The resurrection stops his people from asking, “what is best for me?”
The resurrection, the new life we have in Christ, allows us, enables us, to forgive others, ourselves, Jesus said “Forgive them for they now not what they do.”