Thursday, April 13

Happy Easter

Blogging will probably be light this weekend --everyone enjoy the holidays!

And, let's not forget what this holiday is about. Just like our battle with Christmas, it is NOT about chocolate bunnies and egg hunts - any more than Christmas is all about lights and trees and presents.

Let's try to remember that on Good Friday, Jesus died on a cross for us - the ultimate sacrifice to save us from eternal death. He didn't have to do that. But he did. Because he loves us THAT much.

Then he was buried. He was dead for three days. On the third day, he rose from the dead. The third day is what we call "Easter". It's about new life, regeneration, clean slates (forgiveness!), and new beginnings.

Oh, and it's only the singular reason why we call ourselves "Christians". Because we believe in a LIVING God who cares deeply about us, has our best interests at heart, and wants us to have a relationship with Him. If there was no "Easter", we have no reason to be Christians and celebrate our salvation.

So. Let's remember what we have been saved FROM. Let's express our love and gratitude that we weren't left to die - but instead were saved and are eternally loved.

Mmmm-kay? Celebrate, ya'll! It's a happy day!

p.s. Please go see ExPreacherMan (natch) for more. He actually quotes the *gasp* Bible!!

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