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Easter - Many don't believe

Updated on April 13, 2017
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Kathleen Cochran is a writer & former newspaper reporter/editor who traveled the world as a soldier's better half. Her works are on Amazon.

Easter.

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?

Easter.

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.



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      Kathleen Cochran 6 months ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      To all believers: He is risen!

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      Kathleen Cochran 6 months ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Happy Easter to all my hubber friends.

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      Kathleen Cochran 2 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Blessings to you this Easter as well, friend.

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      Mary Craig 2 years ago from New York

      This hub is short but beautiful and filled with truth. No remonstrating, just the facts. God Bless and Happy Easter in the Lord.

      Voted up, useful, awesome, and interesting.

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      Kathleen Cochran 2 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      "a time to find renewal" -Love that. Blessings

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      Patricia Scott 2 years ago from sunny Florida

      That to me is one of the most wondrous things about God...He loves us whether or not we love Him...totally unconditional love.

      This is a time to pause and find renewal in all areas of our life...this Easter time Well said....Kathleen

      Angels are on the way to you this morning ps

      Shared and voted up++++

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      Kathleen Cochran 5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Thanks for taking the time to read this one, and as always, for the comments.

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      Theresa Ast 5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      An important and welcome mention of the purpose and meaning of Easter. Pastel colored dresses for little girls, little boys racing across church lawns hoping to find brightly colored eggs, sweet little bunnies and chicks.

      These may all be traditional and enjoyable aspects of Easter for the children. But they should not obscure the tremendously and earth changing events which are truly at Easter's heart. Thank you for reminding us.

      SHARING -- even in May.

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      Kathleen Cochran 5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Happy Easter! Thanks for commenting.

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      Kathleen Cochran 5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      teaches12345: Happy Easter! Thanks for reading and commenting. It is a redemption story - beautifully put.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      I love Easter because it's a spring awakening, but mostly because of the redemption story. Regardless of how people believe, it is celebrated by those who have receieved His truth and love. Thanks for sharing.

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      Eric Cramer 5 years ago from Chicagoland

      Great hub! I agree that Easter is a day like no other. He is Risen!