Easter is one of my favorite holidays of the year!
I love seeing families decked out in their Sunday best! Mothers and daughters in beautiful sundresses and their gorgeous hats, while the men in the family are in sear sucker suits and bowties.
Oh, and then there’s the Easter Egg hunts and giggling children with baskets overflowing with colorful eggs filled with candy and trinkets.
The thought of Easter brings images of rainbows and sunshine…joy and happiness!!
As a Christian Easter is even more special because it commemorates the day on which my Savior rose from the dead!
It is the foundation of my faith.
But oftentimes, many Christians gloss over the despair and enormous sadness leading up to Easter, on Good Friday.
Unfortunately, it’s kind of important to sit (just for a little bit) shrouded in the darkness that is Good Friday.
To fully appreciate the joy that comes the morning of Easter, we must fully embrace the ultimate sacrifice made by Jesus.
It is on Good Friday that a crown of thorns was placed on Jesus’ head. He was tortured, spat upon, and forced to carry the cross upon which he was hung and died!
Jesus died for your sins and mine. He died so that those who believe in Him and accept Him as their Lord and Savior will have everlasting life.
That’s some powerful stuff!
Yes, Easter is a glorious day in Christian history…but it is so, because of His death on Good Friday.
For which I am eternally grateful!
Enjoy your Easter. We have reason to celebrate!