Friday, April 10, 2009

Easter time

The resurrection gives my life meaning and direction and the opportunity to start over no matter what my circumstances.
~Robert Flatt

Easter is a great time of year. I always enjoy getting together with my family. Growing up, my dad would hide our Easter baskets throughout the house and we would have to find it before getting ready for church. My favorite part, though is going to church for the service. Easter is such an important memorial day for me. It's the day that I remember the resurrection of Jesus and how important that is to my faith.

Many people just think about the candy or the new outfits. Those are all really cool stuff. The actual reason for the holiday is for Jesus raising himself from the dead. I can't wait for Sunday! The choir sings great songs, the congregation gets to sing, and the pastor does a good sermon. Normally the Easter account is talked about, but my pastor switches it up sometimes.

I think it's good to celebrate different holidays and think back on events. We celebrate Easter as well as Good Friday. Some people don't like to sit and think in depth, but I believe it is a good thing to reflect on the important things. Easter is one of those examples.


  1. I completely agree with you! Easter has turned into such an "American" holiday, SO many people don't realize what it is really supposed to be about. For example in the Exponent to today they had a little section where they asked people what they were planning to do for Easter. One of the girls answered that she wasn't American so she doesn't celebrate Easter. Seriously, is this what it is becoming?? Just a reason for people to eat some candy. Sad if you ask me.

  2. Hallelujah - what a Savior!! After the sorrow of Good Friday (the service ending in darkness always feels like a tomb to me) I CAN'T WAIT for Sunday! What joy! What hope! Makes you just want to shout and dance a little jig!!!!!!