What does Easter mean to Me?

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Hello everyone. Today I am going to do something different. I usually post about writing, marketing, editing and so on but today this post is dedicated to Easter. I challenge everyone to take a close look at what Easter is all about. Easter is recognized all over the world but is usually celebrated by Christians. Easter marks a celebratory time because it marks the date Christ rose from the grave. It is usually the time when Christians will make an extra effort in attending church. Easter is celebrated because of the miraculous resurrection of Jesus Christ after his crucifixion. Some people have made up fables telling children about the Easter bunny and decorating eggs. In Western cultures, Christians celebrate a period of 40 days prior to Easter called Lent. This is when they go through a time of discipline, fasting and repentance.

Easter is a time of reflection on what Jesus Christ did for mankind. He was crucified on a cross for the sins of the world. What does Easter mean to me? It is a time when I remember what Jesus did for me at Calvary. How he gave his own life for the sins of mankind. He did not deserve death but chose it so men would have remission of sins. In the old Testament we learn that the Israelites had to celebrate the Passover by sacrificing a Lamb. The blood of a pure lamb was smeared on the doorpost and this would prevent someone dieing in the household. This ordinance was set up by God and instructions were given to Moses. When Jesus died on the cross, this ordinance was completed and therefore noone was held to it. Jesus sacrifice was accepted because he is a true Lamb of God without spot or blemish. He never sinned or commited evil in the sight of God. He is God in the flesh. His blood was the only one that could completely wipe away our sins. In order for your sins to be wiped away, you have to accept Jesus as your Savior.

Other post about Easter.
http://christianity.about.com/od/holidaytips/qt/whatiseaster.htm
http://christianity.about.com/od/easter/u/easterup.htm
http://www.biblegateway.com/quicksearch/?quicksearch=passover&qs_version=KJV
http://www.biblegateway.com/keyword/?search=passover&version1=KJV&searchtype=all&limit=none&wholewordsonly=no

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. jalal michael sabbagh.http://gravatar.com/jmsabbagh86@gmail.com
    Apr 14, 2013 @ 02:09:28

    Brilliant thoughts.Beautiful statement .Christ is risen my faith as Christian is founded on this miracle of resurrection.Easter is a celebration to evaluate ourselves as believers. Thank you for your visit.Regards.jalal

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