Let’s Celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord This Easter

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Let’s celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord this Easter. I know it’s a lot of fun for our families and kids to color eggs and hide them and wait for the Easter Bunny to deliver all kinds of delicious candy and treats. However, this is not the true meaning of Easter as we all know.

The story of the Easter Bunny and Eggs stem from pagan and/or non-religious traditions.

Additionally, the word ‘Easter’ comes from the name of an Anglo-Saxon pagan goddess, “Eostre” who was celebrated in Spring. In Germany, the festival is called Ostern because there the goddess is named Ostara.

Easter Eggs

Eggs are believed to be symbol of fertility. They date back to the ancient Babylonians who believed that an egg fell from heaven into the Euphrates River and “hatched” the Goddess of Fertility (also known as Ashtur, Ishtar, and Easter). During their spring festivals, they exchanged eggs as gifts.

The Easter Bunny

The exact origin of the Easter Bunny is not really known. However, bunnies or rabbits also represent spring and fertility. It also originated in the pagan festival of Eostre, represented by a northern goddess associated with the rabbit and hare.

Celebrate The Resurrection

Regardless of it’s both religious and pagan origins, as Christians we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord at this time.

Jesus died for our sins on the cross, after being whipped and abused having committed no sin himself. He took our place on the cross over 2000 years ago and then, three days later- rose again. He conquered death and rose to be with the Father and is preparing a place for us.

celebrate the resurrection of our Lord

The resurrection of our Lord, his dying for my sins, never ceases to amaze me. I am very grateful for every thing He has done for me. No matter what is going on in my life- good or bad- He is always there.

If I just remember the greatest gift of all this Easter, my salvation, it helps to keep things in perspective.

He Didn’t Promise It Would Be Easy

God didn’t promise us a perfect life or an easy one. In fact, most of the disciples died horrible deaths. The Apostle Paul spent a lot of his time in prison. There is one of His quotes that I have recently been trying to take to heart.

celebrate the resurrection of our Lord

It’s easy when things are going well to remember all of our blessings. However, when things aren’t going exactly how we want them to, then how quickly we forget how much we do have to be thankful for- beginning with the greatest gift of all- our Salvation.


So, let’s celebrate the resurrection of our Lord this Easter and throughout the year. There is no greater gift that any of us could ever receive. Jesus did what no one else could do and for that I will always be humbled and thankful.

When things aren’t going my way, I try to remember that. Salvation is only the beginning of all He did for us. He gives us strength, heals our hearts, our minds and our bodies and so much more.

I am thankful for my salvation, that He is coming again very soon, for my husband, and our kitty Alex the Conqueror (who does think He has to conquer everything). There’s more, but this email would be very long if I were to list everything.

What are you thankful for this Easter?

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