Tomorrow is Easter Sunday, most Americans celebrate Easter as a fun day to celebrate, have Easter Egg Hunts, give out baskets full of gifts to the kids and the Easter Bunny. But the most important thing about tomorrow is that it is also the day that Jesus rose. Jesus died for our sins, so that we can be forgiven and be able to enter the eternal kingdom. I think it’s important to teach our children why we celebrate Easter, and of course celebrating with an Easter Egg Hunt is always fun!
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.
Celebrate Our Savior
On Easter morn, we celebrate our Savior;
Whatever people seek in Him, they find.
In history, there has never been another
So holy, sacrificial, good and kind.His resurrection makes us all immortal;
In heaven, we’ll be together with our King.
Eternally we’ll share in all His blessings;
Happy Easter! Jesus Christ is everything!
One of my favorite songs is You Are My All in All. It is one of those songs I sing when I am feeling down or lonely, and I will sing it in praise of the Lord.
Now for those of you wondering where the Easter Bunny came into play I found this:
It was a European fertility festival to honor the Nordic goddess Ostara. Many of the associations from those times are still used such as the egg. The egg was a symbol of fertility and rebirth the colors were to represent the colors of new flowers in the spring. Rabbits were also a symbol of fertility in those times, due to their prolific breeding, and that symbolic has remained as well
When Christianity came to Europe, the festival was so ingrained in the people that instead of trying to completely remove it, it was used in the conversion process by equating the ideas of rebirth in the spring with the rebirth of Christ. One thing that has remained is the fact that the date changes every year. It is always held on the Sunday of, or the first Sunday after the first full moon after the Spring (or Vernal) equinox.