When I was a little girl, Easter was a time that was filled with excitement and fun. My brother and I would get our picture taken with the Easter Bunny and receive easter baskets from family and friends. Easter egg hunts were always fun.
My parents usually had Good Friday off work and we were out of school. Sometimes, we would travel out of town to my Grandparents’ home and meet up with family for a large get together.
Whenever we were in town, we would go to church on Easter Sunday. However, we couldn’t go to church on Easter Sunday looking just any ole kinda way!
My mom would take extra care to make sure that my brother and I looked just right. I would look like a little princess with my brand new Easter dress, freshly pressed hair, and lacy socks with patent leather shoes. My brother would be decked out in a little suit and bow tie with shoes he didn’t want to wear.
I participated in a few Easter plays over the years. Church was always packed on Easter Sunday.
As I grew older in age and in my faith, I realized that Easter wasn’t so much about the easter egg hunts, pictures with the Easter Bunny, and easter baskets. Neither was it about family gatherings and dressing in your sunday best.
Now please don’t get me wrong. Those things are okay and have their place.
But Easter is really about celebrating the fact that Jesus Christ paid the price for us on the cross and rose again. As I look back over my life, I realize that I have been truly blessed by many people. However, nothing that anyone on this Earth has done for me, or will do in the future, is able to compare or even come close to what Jesus Christ did for me…and for you too!
Below is a video of one of my favorite songs to listen to, especially around Easter. It’s called Don’t Cry by Kirk Franklin. It’s a beautiful song that describes the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.