Sunday, March 23, 2008

Easter Blessings

Happy Easter, everyone!

You know, Americans really know how to celebrate holidays...put sports on TV, and eat LOTS of food (especially sweets!)
I'm really glad for the "magic" of Christmas and Easter (especially for kids) but I'm wondering where the significance has gone in our celebration of those holidays? Am I the only one who gorges themselves on chocolate and then realizes (at the end of the day) that I only thought about the resurrection while I was in worship that morning? Should a celebration be more meaningful?
Let me give you an example:
One year, Tracy got the extremely kind-hearted idea to spend Valentine's Day taking cards and flowers to the widows and widowers of our church family. I thought that was a proper way to celebrate the holiday in a godly manner! Focused on others, not just ourselves or our own family.
Now, to be honest, Tracy's been on vacation the last two Valentine's Days, so we have not followed through on that one, but we need to develop good traditions for the other ones. So, here's the question:

How can you celebrate Easter in a godly manner, remembering/celebrating Christ's resurrection, and focusing on others and not just ourselves?

Does anyone else out there have traditions (or even ideas) for other holidays as well?

Hope you enjoy Easter. Celebrate the fact that Jesus DID walk out of that grave many years ago! Celebrate that one day YOU CAN DO THE SAME THING!

God sent His angels to roll away the tombstone at Christ's gravesite. I pray that God will send His angels to roll away our tombstones of:
And allow us to walk out of the "tombs" and into new life!

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