Today is a great day…Easter. It’s special to me in many ways but mostly because Jesus was resurrected from the dead to live again and sit at the right had of God. The whole reason we have Easter is because of this story.
24 But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. 2 And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, 3 but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. 4 While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel. 5 And as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead? 6 He is not here, but has risen.
It’s hard to believe this story. I’ll admit there are several stories in the bible that are hard for us to believe. I guess that’s where faith & hope come in to play.
When my son was younger, we loved coloring eggs, and we’d tell him the story of Easter while we were decorating, we wanted him to understand what it all meant. We had so much fun playing with all of the different colors and special decorations we’d create on each egg. I remember setting up small bowls with water and then adding drops of food coloring in them, swirling it around with a toothpick and then dipping the eggs in them. Tie-dye eggs where so much fun. We’d have such a huge mess all over the kitchen table. (I miss those days)
Even though we don’t color and hide eggs any longer, we still have dinner with our parents and even though the “kids” are young adults now they still have an egg hunt at Grandma and Grandpa’s. We adults enjoy watching them hunt as much as they enjoy hunting. (I think they do it to make us happy – but, that’s OK)
I hope you all can take the day to enjoy it for what it is…the Resurrection of Christ. A total gift of love, and adoration for human kind given to us from God because He loves us so much that he gave His only begotten Son.
Happy Easter ~Bam