And he will finally know what Easter is all about.
You see, Easter is not just about a delicious feast served up in the afternoon. It is not just about children hunting eggs as colorful as jewels. It is not just about baskets jampacked with chocolate bunnies.
At heart, Easter is about the most important promise ever made.
It is about Christ promising that he would rise from the dead in three days. And assuring his friends that if they believed in him, they would one day do the same.
At heart, Easter is about conquering death.
And isn’t that what we all long for? Not extending life with machines and drugs when the body is dwindling and the spirit is weary.
But living forever in a joyous place where there will be no sighing and no crying. And where death will be banished forever.
This is what draws people of all colors, shapes, sizes and ages to churches across town on Easter. This is why a hush falls over the crowd when the angel’s words at the empty tomb are proclaimed:
“He is not here, for he has been raised just as he said.”