Mar28MonMarch 28, 2022
From the Pastor’s Desk
Easter is held on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the vernal equinox…still with me?
As determined by the western churches on the Gregorian calendar and the Orthodox churches on the Julian calendar, it shouldn’t be this complicated.
But is that why we celebrate Easter because the Gregorian and Julian calendars say so?
You will not find the word ’Easter’ in the Bible. However, 1 Corinthians 5:7 provides a hint to the significance.
So, the word Easter doesn’t appear in the Bible but trust me when I tell you it’s more than a date on the calendar.
Could it be that Easter represents hope, demonstrated in the greatest act of love?
Is it possible that the basis for Easter is grounded in the historical fact Jesus died on Good Friday for us (all humanity), and was resurrected on Easter Sunday, conquering sin and death (1 Peter 1:3)? With this eternal hope, whoever follows him will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life (John 8:12).
Easter gives us the space to reflect. Taking the time to rid ourselves of distractions, with the hopes of igniting a spiritual hunger.
The Christian faith celebrates Easter because we recognize the opportunity afforded us to surrender our sinful ways and be resurrected into a new life with Christ.
We now have confidence that we will experience eternal joy one day with God in heaven.
So, my advice, pay little attention to Easter candy, egg hunts and the Easter bunny…sorry Easter bunny.
Instead, this Easter reflect and meditate on the price Jesus paid for you…hope eternal.
Let me submit, Easter is not just a weekend – it’s a way of life.