I love Easter. Ever since I was a little girl I have loved this holiday. With high anticipation of the Easter bunny sneaking in at night to place candy & other goodies in my basket, and going to bed with sponge rollers in my hair for that Sunday morning southern curl and then putting on the puffy dress with matching ruffled socks for church... I'll never forget that part of Easter. However, it is SO much more than that. As you put on your Easter best (yes, I have a new dress!), I hope you remember or get the opportunity to hear what Easter is all about.
"Jesus said to her, 'I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies, and everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die. Do you believe this?'" -John 11:25, 26
"Jesus took my place on the cross to give me a place in heaven." -unknown
"The benefits [of the resurrection] are innumerable. To list a few: Our illnesses don't seem nearly so final; Our fears fade and lose their grip; Our grief over those who have gone on is diminished; Our desires to press on in spite of the obstacles is rejuvenated...Our identity as Christians is strengthened as we stand in the lengthening shadows of saints down through the centuries, who have always answered back in antiphonal voice: 'He is risen, indeed!'"