A short summary of what I think Easter is:
A little excerpt from a school assignment:
“This past weekend was Easter and I think it is really easy to pass over this holiday without really being reminded of why we are celebrating and what it really stands for. I mean it doesn’t stand for the holiday of magical rabbits and candy – or does it? The society we live in has taken a precious day and turned it into some kind of springtime celebration by using rabbits that lay eggs to celebrate the that spring has arrived! Although the true meaning of Easter is about new life it is quite a different type of new life than the Easter eggs represent. It doesn’t mean the birth of a flower, but rather the chance Jesus gave us to be reborn and to be renewed. Jesus died so we could have life. Last Easter I was sitting in church and our Pastor told us that death is coming, death is real, death could come at any moment, and we all will eventually die. A few moments after this reminder of this very true reality a man two rows in from me kind of jerked and then before I knew it he was laying on the ground suffering from a heart attack. The congregation was dismissed, 911 was called, people gathered around to pray for this man, and I sat there thinking death really is real and it could come any year, any week, any day, any hour, and there is no escaping it. But Christians have the hope of 1 Corinthians 15:55 which says, ‘Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?'”
“By His wounds we are healed” – Isaiah 53:5
Hope your Easter was a wonderful day!