The true meaning of Easter

 

Some people celebrate Easter to welcome Spring with eggs, rabbits and chocolate…..but what is the true meaning of Easter and why is it celebrated?

“I am the way, the truth and the life no one comes to the Father except through me “ (John 14:6)

Easter commemorates the events leading up to Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection.

Palm Sunday is the first day of the holy week.  It recalls Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem, when people lined the streets with palm leaves.

Maundy Thursday celebrates Jesus’ last supper with his disciples, his arrest and imprisonment.

 

While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.”

Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. (Matthew 26:26-28)

 

Good Friday commemorates Jesus’ crucifixion.  It was the ultimate act of self sacrifice.  He came into the world to remove the barrier of sin between God and humanity, and he suffered as a man to accomplish God’s will.  His death was not defeat, but triumph.

And Jesus cried out with a loud voice and breathed his last. (Mark 15:37)

 

 

 

Easter Sunday observes Jesus’ resurrection.  It falls on the first Sunday after the full moon on or after March 21st.

The angel answered and said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for He is risen, as He said.  Come see the place where the Lord lay.” (Matthew 28:5-6)

So while you are sitting enjoying your chocolate Easter egg and roast dinner remember the reason for the celebration & JESUS ♥ he did this for us all 🙂

 

 

 

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