Jesus sends us people to give us Easter every Sunday (every day really). We can't hear it enough. We forget that death is conquered and sins are forgiven! We need Him to break into our dark locked rooms regularly and to remind us! Christians don't get stronger and stronger so they need Jesus words less and less. We need them all the time!
Christ is Risen! He has conquered sin and death! Stop being afraid! But slip back to being afraid and acting like dead people don't we? Thank God the Lord continues to remind us to stop being afraid through His people!
Good Friday is not a funeral service for Jesus. Its a funeral service for you! When He died, you died! All of yours sins too! You are free!
Jesus is our hero! Although He has saved us from death and satan, He also saved us from ourselves! Do you ever feel like you are your own worse enemy?
We aren't following a politician, philosopher, great artist or superhero. We are following the Son of God. More than that, we are following the one who died for us, hugged us in baptism and forgives us all our sins. Knowing that, we can rise up and not be afraid. we can love others and give to others. God is with us. We will be ok.