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| Friday, April 06, 2012
This is a repost from last year, but I thought I'd share these thoughts on Easter again, as they haven't changed. Have a wonderful Easter weekend, everybody.
He is risen...
The Christian calendar is full of special days to remember, but no two more significant than Christmas and Easter.
Christmas is the celebration of the Nativity of Christ and a reminder that God sent His Son to live among His people so that we might learn from His perfect example and be able to tell others about His Love for all humanity.
We make a big deal of Christmas. It is undoubtedly the biggest holiday season of every year. The celebration begins long before the actual day, and just about everyone participates. We hang lights, sing songs, wear silly sweaters, go to parties and buy gifts for friends and family. It’s the “hap-happiest season of all…” and I love everything about it.
But there’s more to it than that. There’s more that we are not always as eager to discuss at parties or write about in blogs. What about Easter?
Jesus was born… to die. You see, God knew that the only way to bring His people back into a real relationship with Him after the Fall was through the selfless sacfifice of His Son.
Can you imagine living your life knowing that you were born to die? That’s the life that Jesus lived. And He did it for us. He lived to die, so that we might enjoy life more abundantly today, but also with Him for all eternity.
When I became a Christian, I remember the overwhelming sense of joy and comfort that I was given when I realized -- once and for all -- that I had entered into a lifetime relationship with my Creator. That’s what Easter is all about. And once you understand and believe that, this holiday becomes the most special and significant of them all!
Today is Good Friday. The day set aside to remember Christ’s sacrifice on our behalf. The day He died and was buried. But as this video reminds us, “Sunday’s comin’.”
There will be no lights on tress or office parties to attend today, but let’s not forget to celebrate His resurrection together.
He is risen…