Easter time is here! Yes, this lovely time of the year when pollen counts are high, the sun is finally showing through the clouds, and tulips that we planted last winter are finally emerging from the ground. What is it about Easter that is so special?
If you drive around your town, you will probably see that churches have big banners outside. Perhaps the bigger churches might even have events planned, such as easter egg hunts for children, or even bouncy houses. Easter brunches are served after service, and much fanfare abounds. During these exciting times, it is important to remember what exactly we are celebrating.
Jesus is Risen! Resurrection! You may have heard this yelled out loud at Easter services, but not really understood the significance. (Kids especially need this lesson.) One of the many miracles of our lord and savior, Jesus Christ, is that after he was crucified, he came back from the dead. Yes, the miracles of resurrection occurred, and Easter was the day it fell upon. (Not in the Year 0000, though, that’s when he was born.)
Jesus Christ proved that he was indeed the son of God, and he did die for our sins. He rose from the dead, and that is why we celebrate this wonderful yellow and pink holiday we all know as Easter. (There were no bunnies that laid eggs in Easter time, but it’s nice to have some special magic for the kids.) Take this time to say a special prayer for Jesus, post prayer requests, be kind to your neighbors, read the Bible, and overall, be grateful that He died for our sins.