Today we celebrate an occasion that is very significant in Christianity. It is not about an Easter bonnet, or an Easter egg or an Easter bunny. It’s not about how many people will fill the sanctuaries of churches everywhere for the one and only time during the year or the colorful new outfits that people are adorning themselves in.
Today, we remember the significance of a sacrifice that was made for all of us over 2,000 years ago, whether or not many people want to acknowledge it or believe in it. This Holy Week included the events that occurred centuries ago on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and finally on Easter, that began with the observance of Lent, which lasted 40 days. Many people engaged in giving something up, whether it was food, a habit or donating their time.
We look on this day, as we try to every day, to be the people God needs for us to be and to perform the mission that God needs for us to do. We must keep in mind that what we do, is in remembrance of who Jesus Christ is and the reason for his 33-year mission. May you and your family have a joyous and Happy Easter today!