Sunday, April 24, 2011

Why Easter?

Easter is just plain fun.  You usually have a few days off - at the very least a long weekend.  You get to decorate eggs, hunt for them, give your kids Easter baskets filled with goodies - maybe even get one yourself (thanks to my in-laws, I still do!!)  And let's not forget, Easter is really the only day of the year when it's perfectly acceptable for your breakfast to consist of Cadbury eggs and marshmallow peeps!

But along with the fun and the food, the reason we celebrate Easter is because of the death and resurrection of Jesus.  It is to remember that...
"Jesus had risen, just as He told them He would. After a criminal does his time in jail and fully satisfies the sentence, the law has no more claim on him and he walks out free. Jesus Christ came to pay the penalty for our sins. That was an infinite sentence, but He must have satisfied it fully, because on Easter Sunday He walked out free. The resurrection was God’s way of stamping PAID IN FULL right across history so that nobody could miss it."  (Tim Keller on The Resurrection).


So thankful that Jesus conquered the grave!  Have a blessed Easter, everyone!



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