Easter - Many don't believe
There are many of those who don't believe.
They don't believe in God.
If they do believe, they don't believe he cares.
Even if they do believe he cares, they don't believe he cares enough to go to any trouble, much less the trouble to make a sacrifice, a personal one, one that is difficult. He's God. Why bother?
There are many who don't believe he would pay the price to rescue those he created himself. If those he created don't care enough to seek him, why bother? If they make their own choices and choose to reject him, why bother?
There are many who don't believe. Or they believe in something else, someone else. They've made their own way and chart their own course. They have made their own rules and answer to their own criteria. Easter, Christmas, to a lesser extent Thanksgiving and even lesser, Valentine's Day. These days are nothing more than days off work, out of school, an excuse to go to a party or buy a gift. They miss the point without feeling like they have missed a thing.
For those who do believe, Easter is a day unlike any other all year. We celebrate Jesus' birth at Christmas. It is a time of peace and joy. Easter is preceded by a time of violence and death. But Easter Day itself changes all that. It is the victory after the battle. It is the prize at the end of the race - for those who believe.
Many don't. Or they believe in something else. God gives them that choice, whether they believe in Him or not.
It's that time of year again - Easter.