Saturday, March 26, 2016

The Meaning of Easter

Imagine this. You wake up. Get into a big fancy dress, (or suit if your a boy) that is uncomfortable. Look everywhere for your shoes until you give up and put on flip flops. You are very stressed. It's Easter Sunday and everyone expects you to be perfect. You have to be the perfect family with the perfect children with the perfect little clothes.This is what happens on Easter Sunday.

The definition of Easter is, The most important and oldest festival of the Christian Church, celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ and held (in the Western Church) between March 21 and April 25, on the first Sunday after the first full moon following the northern spring equinox.

Easter is supposed to be the most important festival. Why don't we get as excited about Easter as we do Christmas. At Christmas time there are loads of decorations with Christmas trees, lights, and even songs. Why don't we celebrate Easter in the same way. Why don't we start talking about Easter a month before Palm Sunday? We should try to talk more about Easter like we would Christmas.

Easter is celebrated in so many ways. Easter egg hunts, Easter baskets, big meals, and going to church. We take Jesus' life for granted. We can't understand what Jesus did for us. We don't realize what our life would be if Jesus  didn't do what he did. If He didn't die, and rise again, our life would mean nothing. We would have nothing. Take this Easter to remember what He did.

Happy Easter.


3 comments:

  1. Your questions about the celebration of Easter are so spot on. I've always wondered why we focus more on the birth than the resurrection. I guess we have an easier time with miracle of birth. I will take your advice this weekend and think about the life of Jesus and what he did for us. Thanks. Happy Easter.

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  2. This is a wonderful post. You are correct that we should celebrate Easter even louder than we celebrate Christmas. I hope you have an amazingly blessed Easter celebration!

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