Sunday, April 5, 2015

Is it Easter or Resurrection Sunday?

I'm going to be honest with you, last night I sat down to edit a few pics I had taken of my entry console that I had decorated for Easter, but I just couldn't. I still haven't found all my boxes of Holiday decor, one of those being some Easter things that I've used in the past. So, I just put out a few cute vintage Easter cards with baby chicks on them, a vintage bunny photo print, and called it "done". Happy Easter...

But that was my problem...

Baby chicks and bunnies, dyeing eggs, baskets filled to the brim with chocolate delights, those are all perfectly wonderful "Easter" fun, but that's not what I will be celebrating this Sunday. Don't get me wrong. I love all the fun of those things; I just did a post yesterday on Easter baskets and how my girls still love them. I have lot's of bunnies, decorated eggs, baskets and the whimsical goodies of celebrating Spring, but those things are not what I'm celebrating this Sunday...

I'm celebrating, the Resurrection of my precious Lord and Savior,
 Jesus Christ. 

I don't celebrate Jesus on the cross, but I celebrate because of that sacrifice He made for each one of us, and I celebrate that He is no longer on that cross. He's no longer in a tomb... but He is Risen!

So while we all love to see the fun and enjoyment of our children looking for Easter Eggs, and dressed in their new Spring clothes, most of us who celebrate Easter, know in our heart that we are actually celebrating the death, burial, and resurrection of the Lord.

That He came to Earth as a man, to buy back our eternal lives and destiny; 
and to pay the price for the sin of each man's heart and soul.

The "Easter" holiday originates from pagan times, customs and cultures. Over the years and from the early Church who wanted to "marry" the two existing holidays and customs for their converts, somehow we have let the two join and become one. Celebrating "Easter" brings a message of rebirth, renewal, and new beginnings, which is what we Christians know Jesus made available to us on the Cross. I hope you know that in a Christian's mind and heart we celebrate that rebirth that Jesus Christ brings for each of us. 

I'm all for the fun and enjoyment of Easter, but as Christian's let's also be ready to celebrate this Sunday as "Resurrection Sunday"...and not be afraid to share that amazing truth. If you don't know Jesus as your Savior, all it takes for you to know Him, is to ask. He will gladly share Himself with you. 

If you would like a quick summary or more information on this you might read this link.

Have a Happy and Blessed Resurrection Day!

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love to each of you,

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