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Today day is Easter and this is truly a celebration that is masterfully documented in the Bible. We hear the story about Jesus’ Resurrection during this time of the year and if it wasn’t for those who wrote and documented what happened at that time in history, we would not be able to grasp the events that occurred well over 2,000 years ago. Those events affects every person’s life, whether we want to acknowledge it or not.
However you decide to celebrate this day, my wish is that you will have a safe and joyous Easter!
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!
As we approach Easter, let us not forget about the true meaning of what Easter signifies. It is not about the Easter eggs, the Easter Bunny, Easter baskets, Easter outfits or simply going to church on Easter Sunday. Easter is about the Almighty sacrifice that Jesus Christ gave for us, His Resurrection and God’s divine forgiveness of our sins. All too often, we become entrapped by the commercialism of what our holidays are supposed to really mean and the true message gets lost in the shuffle somehow.
For those of us who gave up something during the Lenten Season, let us continue to carry that spirit of prayer, atonement, fasting, and self-denial throughout the year. Let us not try to neatly fit these all important, life-changing times of reflection and celebration into a convenient package that we tuck away until this time next year rolls around. I cannot say often enough how we are truly blessed to be in a country where we can freely practice our religion, our political views and a myriad of other liberties without deadly persecution. We must not take these areas of independence for granted because things can change when we least expect it. We do not live in a land where dictatorship governs every fabric of our lives. We must rejoice in that fact.
As we commemorate the festivities of this Easter, may we continue to reflect on keeping it a Holy Day instead of just another commercialized holiday. Peace & Blessings everyone!