Saturday, March 22, 2008

The Real Reason

As we are getting ready to dye eggs here at our house, I wanted to take a minute to write. Tomorrow as you contemplate biting the ears off of your child's chocolate bunny, or digging around in the Easter basket grass to gather those jelly beans, please take the time to remember the real reason for the day. In fact, that should be your first thought tomorrow. If it weren't for Easter, none of us would have any hope. Death would be just that - death. The end. Forever. But because He rose from the dead, death is just a pathway to life - a glorious, wonderful life. So before you roll out of bed in the morning, take a moment to thank Him not only for your blessings, but for dying for you and for me so that we might have eternal life with Him.

The angel spoke to the women, "You must not be afraid," he said. "I know you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has been raised, just as he said. Come here and see the place where he was lying." - Matthew 28:5-6

Now - on to these hard boiled eggs. We will be having extreme Easter egg hunts tomorrow like we do every year. Thankfully, this year we no longer have the plastic baseball bat that Jerry used last year to, er, persuade us to get away from any eggs we may have spotted! Hmm - maybe that's a bad thing - we may not have the plastic bat anymore, but we do have an aluminum one.........

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