In many ways, Easter is about new beginnings.
That first Easter, when Jesus conquered death in his resurrection, he put an end to the old order of things: he shed his blood was given for the new covenant (Mark 14:22).
The promise of the new covenant would have been an empty promise if the grave, three days later, was not empty. But it was.
So you see, Easter is really about new beginnings.
According to the Apostle Paul, “Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep” (1 Corinthians 15:20), guaranteeing our future resurrection.
Application: Christ followers, those of us who have been united with Christ in his death and resurrection through baptism (Romans 6:3-4), should all be reminded that Easter indeed is about new beginnings–new beginngings because of that first Easter.
We may have failed or even fallen. But that’s all in the past now. Each day is a new day of living with resurrection vitality because of that first Easter. In fact, according to the Apostle Paul, the same resurrection power that raised Jesus from the dead, lives in us (Ephesians 1:19-20).
We are resurrection people. Therefore we should live as such.