It is a rare occurrence. It hasn’t happened in a very long time and will not happen again until 2029. What am I referencing? A solar/lunar eclipse? An incredible meteor shower?
Easter being celebrated on April 1.
We all know that in 325CE the Council of Nicaea established that Easter would be held on the first Sunday after the first full moon occurring on or after the vernal equinox. Thus the date of “Easter” varies from year to year.
We also all know that at some point, probably in the 14th century, when France switched from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar, April 1 became known as April Fool’s Day (although the actual origins for this day of jokes and tricks is debated).
So April Fool’s Day and the resurrection of Jesus being celebrated on the same day. Sounds almost like a coincidence made in heaven...for people who believe that Christians are fools for believing in a God who left heaven and came to earth only to be subjected to the cruelest form of capital punishment ever devised and then, three days later, was resurrected: “How appropriate,” they giggle.
In 1 Corinthians 1:18-31, Paul talks about the “folly” or “foolishness” of the gospel that he preached. Go ahead and read it...I’ll be here when you are done.
He writes that preaching Christ crucified seems like foolishness to those in the world, but the power and wisdom of God to those who believe.
He also writes, “But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise…” (1 Corinthians 1:27).
Elsewhere (in Philippians 2:10-11) Paul tells us that there will come a day when every knee (no matter where that knee is) will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.
And when that day comes, we will then know who was truly a fool.
If we are wrong, we will never know it. But if we are right, we will know it for all eternity! Maranatha!