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To conclude, theologian and Fully Alive founder Erik Ritland gives his personal thoughts on Easter.
The Good News of Easter is that we have hope because God is alive. Our lives are not meaningless. Life is not meaningless. The God who created the world lives, and He desires intimacy with us. All we have to do is accept the gift that He offers.
This is an amazing reality!
The miracle of the resurrection - and if the God who created the world exists, surely He can perform a miracle now and again - validates all that Jesus said about Himself.
He is the way, the truth, and the life: the way of freedom from our guilt, the personification and actualization of all truth, and the path to a life that is truly full. The Kingdom of faith, hope, and love that He inaugurated fundamentally transformed the world, and it continues to do so in the people who follow Him - the light of the world, the salt of the earth.
On Easter, Christians proclaim a message of hope to all humanity: God is alive!
Erik Ritland is a writer and musician. The founder of Fully Alive Christian Media, he also created The Minnesota Sport Ramble and is a writer and copy editor for Music in Minnesota. He was Lead Staff Writer for Minnesota culture blogs Curious North and Hometown Hustle. Reach him via email.
Erik Ritland received his MA in Theology in 2017. He's the founder and content manager of Fully Alive Christian Media and Rambling On, copy editor and writer for Music in Minnesota, and an acclaimed songwriter.