Many people will attend an Easter service this Sunday. Billions of people across the world believe that Jesus died to pay the price for our sins and was raised to life to defeat death and usher in a kingdom where we can eternally live in peace with God.
I believe this to be true, but I have friends who disagree. They see the Easter story as a myth. One reason why they can’t accept this as truth is because of the miracle of the resurrection. Trained by the scientific and secular age in which we live, some believe the supernatural cannot exist in our reality.
However, it becomes difficult (or even impossible) to discuss our origin story without the possibility of the supernatural. Where do we come from? Some say God created us. Some say Evolution Theory explains it. Some look to the Big Bang Theory for an answer. If you subscribe to the Evolution Theory, it still doesn’t answer the question of the origin of all existence. Where did the first ape come from? If Big Bang (or the multiverse theory) is your way to explain it, where did the single point that expanded into the current universe come from? Nothing cannot become something. At some point, it’s much easier to accept the possibility of the supernatural to explain how we came to be.
If we’re a product of an origin story of apes and accidental matter, our lives are meaningless, and we’ll struggle to find true purpose. But if the bible is true, and God created us and he died for us and rose to life to show us a better way forward, this much is true—God loves you and your life has tremendous purpose. Check out an Easter service near you.