What Is Easter?
What Is Easter All About?
YES Easter is confusing. Looking at the newspapers or the
internet, you would think that Easter is only one more excuse
to sell "stuff". Or, another excuse to shop for more "stuff".
And to add to the confusion, as the pagans began to turn to
Christ they brought along some of their old pagan practices.
(This is what has polluted much of the "Christian Church"
today.) Among these practices was "Easter" a pagan spring
festival and joining into the Christians celebration of the
resurrection of Jesus Christ. Now it is really mixed up.
Things to consider. EASTER IS NOT:
Easter Is Not About Bunnies
Easter is not bunnies. I know.
I used to raise rabbits,lots of
them. They may multiply rapidly
- but they are not Easter.
Easter Is Not About Eggs
Easter is not eggs. No matter
how many or what color. I know.
I have gathered dozens and
dozens of eggs. Eggs are not
Easter Is Not About Nice Cloths
Easter is not about cloths.
I know. I have been through
about 80 Easters, and all
the fancy cloths had nothing
to do with Easter - even
when I tried to wear them.
Easter Is Not About Chocolate Bunnies
Easter is not about chocolate
bunnies. I know. As you can
see this guy has already lost
his ears and part of his head.
Chocolate bunnies are not Easter.
Easter Is Not About Ritual and Ceremony
Easter is not about rituals
or ceremonies. I know.
I have been through many
of them. And all the rituals
and ceremonies amount to
nothing. Rituals and ceremonies
are not Easter.
Easter Is Not About Icons or Relics on the Wall
Relics hanging on your wall
or the wall of a "church"
building are not Easter.
No matter what the size or
the color of the relic, it can
do nothing for you. Relics
are not Easter.
Billy Graham said;
"God proved his love on the Cross. When Christ hung, and bled, and died, it was God saying to the world, 'I love you.'"
He Is Risen
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Easter is about your creator coming to
earth and dying as a sacrifice for you
because he loves you.
But death could not keep your creator
in the grave. Three days later he arose
from the grave triumphant over death,
hell and the grave - to live forever.
"I passed on to you what I received,
which is of the greatest importance:
that Christ died for our sins,
as written in the Scriptures;
that he was buried and that he was
raised to life three days later,
as written in the Scriptures;"
(1 Corinthians 15:3,4 GNT)
Easter is about celebrating
the resurrection of Jesus Christ
from the dead, for you.
It is as Robert Lowry wrote:
"Jesus my Lord! Up from the grave He arose,
With a mighty triumph o'er His foes
He arose a Victor from the dark domain,
And He lives forever with His saints to reign.
He arose! He arose!
Hallelujah! Christ arose!"
Do not ignore what Jesus Christ did for you.
Turn to him with thanksgiving offering
yourself to him, to serve and live with