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!


joining in here:

The Scoop at Cedar Hill Farmhouse


love to each of you,



28 comments:

  1. And to you too beautiful Debra... like you, I still love the bunnies and eggs and such, but celebrate the true meaning as well... it is a time for quiet reflection for me as well, since so many of my loved ones are with Him now... your post has given me a peaceful calm that I needed today... I spent much of the past week in the hosp for tests and those are the times you know what is truly important in life... love to you, and Happy Easter and Resurrection Sunday, xoxo... Julie Marie

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    1. oh Julie, hope things are going better after the tests. and yes, I truly know what that does to allow us to know the most important things in our lives. Take care, get some rest and have a wonderful weekend!! xoxo

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  2. Amen to that, I say amen! He is Risen! I believe!

    We haven't even begun to grasp This Almighty Sacrifice. We owe Him everything.

    Thank you - beautiful post, Debra. Sisterly loving hugs to you. God bless!

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    1. sending a big hug to you too Michele. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  3. I cannot agree with you more!!! Thank you for explaining, and I pray I can show my family that our hearts should truly be on what Jesus did on the cross tomorrow (and every day) more than anything else! Thank you and have a very blessed day tomorrow.
    He is risen!
    Leslie

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    1. Hi Leslie, I just came from your blog and I'm so excited to hear about how God brought your new home to you. He is so good, and knows the timing of all our needs. Sending a hug and blessings for your precious family!

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  4. Beautiful post Debra! How precious His sacrifice was for us. Tomorrow John will be gone five months but I rejoice in the fact that he is celebrating Easter with his Lord this year.

    Happy Easter.

    Judy

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    1. Hey there, dear Judy!! How wonderful that John can be in that Holy Celebration right there in Heaven. And how wonderful to know that you'll be together again, someday. Have a wonderful Easter with your family! xoxo

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  5. Beautifully written Debra!! Happy Easter to you too my friend!

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    1. Hi Martina, I just came from your beautiful entry post. Have a blessed, Easter. So glad to be getting to know you better these last few months! xoxo

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  6. What a wonderfully thoughtful post, Debra. Believe it or not, I never even put up all the bunny and egg stuff this year. Instead, I have two simple things front and center on my table - a lion and a lamb, both old ironstone molds, to remind me of Him - as our sacrifice and our King. I was very excited when I found the lion last week while antiquing, and I knew what I'd do with it (I already had the lamb). Have a wonderful day tomorrow.

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  7. Amen...He is not there...He is Risen just as He said...Beautiful post and the real reason for the Season...

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  8. I feel the same way. Wishing you a blessed Easter!

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  9. I'm 110% behind you on this!

    Have a beautiful weekend,
    Kelley~

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  10. Amen! It is Resurrection Sunday. My centrepiece today is an empty tomb,a stone, three crosses, a crown of thorns, etc.I want my grandkids to know why we celebrate this day.It's not about a bunny! Have a joyous celebration.

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  11. My thoughts, exactly! As in the song, "Ask me how I know He lives.....He lives within my heart"! What a wonderful gift we have been given. Beautiful post.

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  12. Jesus Christ is risen today ! Hallelujah ! The first song from my lips this morning. Thank you, Debra for the lovely reminder.

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  13. Wow. I thought this was a decorating and home style blog. Time for me to unsubscribe. Thanks, though for the pretty pictures.

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  14. Beautifully written inspiration. Thank you for your moving words and pictures, these are the reasons why we follow you. God bless.

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  15. Beautiful post! Your heartfelt writings are my favorite. Happy Easter to you and your family. He is risen! Hallelujah!

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  16. Thanks for sharing the real messge of Resurrection Sunday. May the Lord bless you as you continue to honor Him. Hallelujah! He is Risen!

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  17. We serve a risen Savior. Happy Easter, Debra.

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  18. Beautiful post Debra. I fully agree with you.
    I pulled out my tubs of Easter decorations, but did not get around to doing the normal Easter-style decorating this year ... maybe I was trying to decorate with the wrong things. I felt more like decorating for Spring than Easter.
    Have a wonderful, blessed Easter day.
    Hugs,
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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  19. You are so right! It can actually be a somber holiday when you think about what Jesus went through in order to give us eternal life! Happy Easter!

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  20. Beautiful! He is risen! He is risen indeed!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  21. Thanks so much for sharing your faith on this most important day for Christians. Hope you enjoyed a blessed Easter.

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