I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday! We sure did. We had brunch in the morning with Alex’s parents, attended our church’s special Easter service in the afternoon, and then ended the day at my parents’ house for a delicious dinner! I hope you all got to spend time with your loved ones, I hope you got to eat lots of yummy food, and I especially hope you were reminded of the incredible beauty of this particular holiday.
I actually have begun to really dislike calling it “Easter.” To me, it takes something valuable away from such an important holiday. When I say “Easter” I feel like I’ve just totally bypassed the whole purpose of why we even have this holiday to begin with. It’s not just a spring celebration. It’s not about magical bunnies or egg hunts or candy. It’s the day we reflect and rejoice over the fact that the Mighty God of the universe came as a man to earth and gave His life to cover the debt of our sins that we could never pay. It’s the day we remember that He rose again and is reigning in Heaven right now! His perfect sacrifice is why we celebrate, it’s why we can have peace with Jesus, it’s everything. This holiday represents everything. That’s why I much prefer to call it Resurrection Sunday, to give the true meaning back to the holiday.
Not to say that I don’t think the bunnies and egg hunts and candy can’t have a place in the celebration. That kind of thing can make it so much fun for little ones! I just also really want to make sure that my babies know why Resurrection Sunday is so important. I want them to be excited about Jesus most of all!
I’ll leave you all with one of my favorite hymns, perfect for every day but especially this time of year.
Because He lives, I can face tomorrow
Because He lives, all fear is gone
Because I know He holds the future
And life is worth the living just because He lives.