I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. (Charles Dickens in A Christmas Carol)

It’s just been two days since that special holiday, and already we’ve likely begun to forget its meaning and joy. But today, Sunday, is another holy day, a day celebrating the climax of the Christ Child’s life: His resurrection. It’s that final victory over death and sin that causes us to recognize God’s wonderful plan in the sending of Jesus on that lonely night in Bethlehem.

God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law Galatians 4:4-5). Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures … he was buried … he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures (1 Corinthians 15:3-4).