The celebration of when Jesus triumphed over sin and the grave, the day we remember that He rose again on the third day just as He said He would.
A great man once said, "Christianity does not rest on the fact that Jesus Christ died - as other great men have - it rests on the fact that He rose again. Something that no other great man or prophet has ever done before or will ever do again."
Now after the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, Mary Magdalen and the other Mary came to look at the grave. And behold, a severe earthquake had occurred, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled away the stone and sat upon it. And his appearance was like lightening, and his clothing as white as snow. The guards shook for fear of him and became like dead men. The angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid; for I know that you are looking for Jesus who has been crucified. He is not here, for He has risen, just as He said. Come, see the place where He was lying."
But what does it (the Word) say? 'The Word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart' - that is, the word of faith which we are preaching, that id you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.
I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe. These are in accordance with the working of the strength of His might which He brought about in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come.