Easter is one of those "line in the sand" places that faith brings you to. There is no middle ground...either God raised Jesus from the dead or He didn't. It is a little easier to blur the line at Christmas and wonder whether that cute baby really is God's Son. Being dead and then not dead is not really debatable.
My heart is so full right now as I try to find the perfect words to help you see why this matters. God came so that we can live. It's as simple as that. The price of sin is death (Romans 6:23) and He paid the price for us. He took the punishment and came out alive and victorious on the other side. He came to give us eternal life with Him, and to rescue us from the bondage of sin in this lifetime. He came to give us life to the full. Through the cross, we will never be the same.
Please, please, don't miss it. He came to bring us freedom, to redeem us, to give us our value in Him, not to scorn or to punish. Don't let indifference, shame, or pride keep you from coming to Him. Accept His gift of life. This Easter, come to the Cross, put your burdens down, and find peace. You will never be the same.