Saturday, April 23, 2011
The Meaning of Easter
Tomorrow is Easter! I know how much you both look forward to this Springtime holiday. You can thank your mother for that, because she works hard each year to make it a special day for you. She dies eggs with you. She hides eggs for you. She makes you each a basket full of candy. She is one of the very best mothers that there ever was, and you are lucky boys that she is your mother. Enjoy the day.
But, we know that there is more to this day than eggs and bunnies. We, as Christians, know that Easter is about our Father - God - and his only begotten Son - Jesus - who defeated death on that Easter long ago. Easter is a day that we remember the resurrection. That special moment in history when God became man, died for our sins, and then came back to life and defeated sin and death. It's quite a remarkable story!
Not everyone you know believes that story. A lot of people on Earth believe it is false. Made up. A myth.
I want you to know that I believe it. Your mother believes it. Your grandmothers and grandfathers believe it. Your uncles and aunts believe it. And we are not uneducated people who believe in things that are not true.
Enjoy the day. The eggs. The candy. The bunny is the made up thing that we have fun with.
The resurrection of Jesus on Easter is the truth. And people the world over will celebrate that with you tomorrow.
I love you both.