Easter is Worth Celebrating!


For Christians everywhere, including myself, today is probably THE most important day in our faith. Christmas represents the birth of Jesus while Easter represents, in a sense, the birth of Christianity –

“Then Jesus came to them and said, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the ever end of the age.” (Mathew 28:18-20)

This is most often referred to as The Great Commission, the direction given to us by God’s only Son… and it’s powerful.

For believers, the life of Jesus is an amazing ride full of more ups then downs…until the days leading up to his Crucifixion. It’s during that time when we see Jesus tested by his followers, non-followers, his Father in Heaven, and even his Disciples, as well as himself, especially as time winds down for him. But, after his Resurrection it is then that his followers, Disciples, and even those that did not follow him before, realize the importance of his life and what it stood for. Jesus lived the perfect life that none of us are able to live and he died to save us from our sins. His death and resurrection are so worth celebrating!

What’s funny is unless one is a Christian, one doesn’t recognize the significance of Easter. We all celebrate Christmas. I think the commercialism that surrounds it certainly enhances that fact and that’s not to say that I think Christmas is too commercialized either. Hey, as a Christian, if there are ways to get the Gospel out there, including a major sale at Macy’s just in time to purchase Christmas gifts, hey, it’s the symbol of the gift and I’m all for that!

But, Easter, it’s not nearly as celebrated with the exception of what the bunny may bring, how many eggs a child might find, all that candy, which is still all in good fun. What I mean is, there isn’t this BIG push for Easter as there is at Christmas. And, not nearly as many families get together for this special Sunday, especially as the kids get older, too old for Easter egg hunts anyway.

I could go on and on with debate but that’s not the point today. What is the point? While not the most recognized and celebrated of the Christian holidays from a secular standpoint, it’s still one of (if not THE) most Holy of days and I’m proud to be able to celebrate it with my family and friends today.

May God continue to bless each and every one of you on this Easter Sunday!

Smiles,

Lisa πŸ™‚


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