Easter is a great time of year for our family. It’s a time when the sun is shining brighter than ever and the flowers are coming out to say hello. While we enjoyed the cold weather, we can blissfully wave goodbye. However, the beautiful and important thing we must always remember about Easter is the love story between a man and a cross, and His name is Jesus.
Sometimes, through the excitement and the spirit of celebration we get distracted and desensitized to the true meaning of this special day. We encourage our children and family with expectations of a visitation from a bunny who lays eggs and a full day of chocolate and toys — Hey, that sounds amazing. But, what are you truly believing and celebrating? As years pass by, and we get older we have this difficult understanding of the importance of attending church service on a Sunday, instead of a Saturday. Uhm, hello! I’d like to get everything set and get my egg hunts in. Oh, of course. But, friend; there is so much more than the eggs and the bunny and the excitement of a holiday that the world has aspired us to celebrate.
It’s cutting down all those layers and realizing - wait a minute, this has everything to do with the powerful and merciful story of JESUS.
"He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again"
Jesus, who loved us so much and undeniably surrendered himself to die on the cross, who then was placed in a dark tomb, AND on the third day HE was literally resurrected, restored, and ALIVE!!!!. Easter is a Christian celebration regarding the resurrection of our Jesus from the very depths of death. His resurrection proved to the world that He is the Son of the living God. That is the reason why the church is so passionate and encouraging you and your family to attend service to honor and rejoice of the very pivotal moment of His resurrection from death to LIFE. Through this He tore the veil so that we can have a relationship with the Father. Because of this He without question put it on himself to die for us. So that we may now have the opportunity to be accepted and forgiven through that very love that HE displayed on the cross and confirmed it by coming back to life for you and I.