Even though the Holy Land’s coronavirus lockdown resumes. In the Holy Land, Easter is on 12 April - a week later for Eastern Orthodox churches - Passover begins on 8 April.
This is such a once-in-a-life situation for this time of the year would be filled with pilgrims from all over the world who join the local Christians to celebrate the Holy Week.
The one thing that didn't change this year is fasting. Easter in the Holy land starts with fasting as our Savior did for forty days. The fasting symbolizes the compassion and sympathy of the great sacrifice of Jesus Christ.
This Easter is our time to remember that Jesus bore the stripes of pain and suffering, he bowed under the weight of the cross, he shed his blood, and he entered the tomb.
In addition, it is our time to celebrate that he broke the bonds of death and rose to live forever, although we'll have to do it under quarantine.
With these Easter bible verses, let’s remember His sacrifice for us by the power given to him by our heavenly father to overcome death. He has proven that when we trust in the Lord, there can’t be any death.
"He is not here; he has risen!"
1 Corinthians 15:3-8
"For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance. Or you at the first: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas. That is, Peter and then to the Twelve. After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers and sisters at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep. Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles, and last of all he appeared to me also, as to one abnormally born."
"Jesus said to her, 'I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?'"
1 Peter 1:3
"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead."
1 Corinthians 15:21
"For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man."
"I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death."
"Jesus called out with a loud voice, 'Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.' When he had said this, he breathed his last. The centurion, seeing what had happened, praised God and said, 'Surely this was a righteous man.'"
So Joseph bought some linen cloth, took down the body, wrapped it in the linen, and placed it in a tomb cut out of rock. Then he rolled a stone against the entrance of the tomb. Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joseph saw where he was laid.
"With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And God's grace was so powerfully at work in them all."
"As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed. 'Don't be alarmed,' he said. 'You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter, "He is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.""
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