FROM THE PULPIT: Easter reminds Christians what lies ahead

Published: Monday, April 21, 2014 at 07:42 AM.

Friday 6 p.m.: Jesus’ body is removed from the cross, wrapped in burial cloths, laid in a borrowed tomb, and he is left for dead.

Saturday all day.: The disciples huddle in fear and drown in sorrow.

Sunday 6 a.m.: Women prepare Jesus’ body for burial — but then discover the tomb is empty ... and they realize ... Jesus had come back to life just as He said He would!

This is what separates Christianity from all other religions. We worship a risen savior. Not even death could keep Jesus in its bonds.

Easter's deep meaning gives Christians the kind of hope, joy and peace to live this life knowing that the best is yet to come.

The Rev. Mark Broadhead is Laurel Hill Presbyterian Church and First Presbyterian Church of Crestview’s pastor.

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