Easter Sunday: First Fruits

Easter Sunday: First Fruits

It's 7:00am and by now the Roman guards are meeting with the Jewish leaders about their experience with angel who moved the stone. It is also the Feast of First Fruits, which celebrated the miracle of seeds planted in the earth to die, so that it might grow and yield a bountiful crop.

Amazingly, Jesus, the Lamb of God, was killed on Passover. Just before He died, darkness came over the land reminiscent of the first Passover in Exodus. He is laid to rest in the tomb on the Sabbath, the day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread where the good seed went into the ground to die. Finally, He rises on Sunday, the day of the First Fruits where the harvest and life are celebrated!

Its almost as if God knew what He was doing!

David Barrett