On this day of celebration for those of the Christian faith, it seemed appropriate to re-visit the reason for the celebration. We celebrate because Christ is risen.
Risen to show His authority over death.
Risen to show that the promises of the Lord have been kept.
Risen to show that we who hear, believe and accept His sacrifice are now and forever joint heirs with Christ in the kingdom of Heaven.
This is not to gloat over those who reject Christ, nor to make them feel guilty for their sins. We have and continue (in spite of our best and sometimes not so best efforts) to sin too. This is not an "us against the world" celebration. (Although it is often framed that way.)
It is simply a joyous celebration of relief and thankfulness that God is a God who keeps his promises.
Notice the lack of the word "our" in front of "God" in that last sentence. That is because there is only one God. The truth does not change for the preferences of those who dislike it. As Christians we celebrate today, the truth and faithfulness of God, while reminding ourselves that not all will believe. Knowing also, that of those who believe, not all will accept.
May the rest of the world see and accept the truth and sacrifice of God this year that we may all be together in Heaven.
A Joyous resurrection Day to all.
"But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.
For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.
For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming.
Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.
For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.
The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death." ~ 1 Cor 20-26