Easter: What Does it Mean?

30 03 2013

Easter: another holiday that can inspire aisles of candy in WalMart. Is it just another excuse to eat to much or indulge in chocolate?

Plenty of children grow up searching for colored eggs hidden in the grass, under trees, beside vehicle tires and tucked among flowers in the windowbox. These days, the festive egg hunt doesn’t have to include dye-stained fingers or weeks of egg salad sandwiches. After all, you can buy two dozen plastic eggs for a buck. Stuff them with candy (or money for the older kids) and the hunt is on.

My family will have a structured dinner on Easter. It will include ham, buttered noodles, vegetables (probably not asparagus, my favorite), salad and dessert (sounds like cheesecake this year). We’ll laugh and play games together.

Of course, we’ll be in church first. Easter means resurrection day to me and my family. There will be songs about Jesus Christ defeating death by raising from the grave. I’ll reflect on what his power over death means to me in the future.

I’m not getting any younger. The closer I get to death, the more I revel in the fact that death is not an end. The conqueror of death lives and promises eternal life to me, as well.

I love chocolate as much as the next person (more than some, like my husband), but the true meaning of Easter surpasses a lifetime of chocolate fixes.

What does Easter mean to you? Do you have any special Easter traditions?

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31 03 2013
teeceecounsel

http://teeceecounsel.wordpress.com/2013/03/29/seasonal-sms-happy-easter/

Lovely post dear! For me, easter is much more than just a seasonal celebration, it’s a life transforming event. The death and resurrection of Christ was to breed a unique specie of humans; one in which divinity runs through their veins. Such transformation is only accessed by faith. Thanks for sharing and asking too! 🙂

31 03 2013
sharonhughson

TC-
Transformation – it would be nice if I could act that way all the time.
Thanks for commenting.
–Sharon

31 03 2013
teeceecounsel

Living is much beyond acting, dear.
Transformation does more than changing behaviour, it changes nature.
Faith changes convictions, convictions change perception and perception changes reality.
Reality is how we think and feel about the things that we encounter.
In summary, faith changes reality.
That’s the essence of easter.
You are always welcome.
-Teecee.

31 03 2013
Benny

Nice message…. But, what does the resurrection of our LORD have to do with rabbit and egg hunts. Nothing….

31 03 2013
sharonhughson

Benny-
I know. Whereever that came from, I never did get it. The sad thing is, some people think that’s what Eastr is all about.
Thanks for commening.
–Sharon

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