Saturday, April 11, 2009

The Meaning of Easter


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At dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men. The angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. The go quickly and tell his disciples: He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him." Matt. 28:1-7

This is our salvation and the reason we know we will be eternally with Christ in Heaven.
Jesus took our sins on himself at the cross, and if we confess our sins and accept His gift of salvation, we can be saved and have Eternal Life. You can find out more by reading the Bible, especially Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.
So Easter is not about Easter bunnies, and Easter eggs - it is about Jesus dying on the cross for our sins, and rising from the dead to give us Eternal Life!

May you have a wonderful Easter.

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19 comments:

Clif said...

Glorious good news. Thank you for this good post.

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Wonderful post! Thank you for sharing this message. Have a beautiful Easter, Ruthie.

Blessings,
Sandi

Technonana said...

Praising my Sweet Savior that He loved me that much!! And Hallelujah, because He Lives, I will live with Him in eternity!!
What a day of rejoicing that will be... if I never get to meet you here, this side of heaven, I will surely see you there!!
HE IS RISEN!

Charlotte said...

Amen Ruthie. That's what it's all about. The picture is so pretty. Thanks for sharing this with us.
Charlotte

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Isn't the good news glorious?! I'm thankful that the Lord had mercy on me and saved me from both sin and the grave! He is SO wonderful! :-)

Hallelujah to the Lamb!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Ms.Daisy said...

Thank you for this beautiful post and the wonderful message from Matthew of our Saviour's victory over the cross and death! He is Risen Indeed!

Happy Easter,
~Jean

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Yes Ruthie E
Easter is about the death and resurrection of our dear precious Lord and savior. Thank you for sharing this .

Wishing you and your family a most blessed and joyous Happy Resurrection Sunday.
Sue

Susan B said...

A beautiful post Ruthie! Have a wonderful Easter. God bless you.

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

Awesome post!

God Bless,

Ginger

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

"Happy Easter" my friend!

Kathy said...

A wonderful post, Ruthie.
Happy Easter...Kathy

Smilingsal said...

Thanks for sharing. Happy Spiritual Sunday. I wish you a Blessed Easter as you celebrate our risen Lord.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

We will never be loved more. Happy Easter to you. Be blessed!

Judi said...

Happy Easter Ruthie to you and your family.
Thank you for sharing
Judi

Cherdecor said...

Ruthie, I am sorry that I missed your one Year Blogoversary. Congratulations!

I loved your post today. Hope you are having a Happy Easter.
Hugs,
Cheryl

Shelia said...

Happy Easter Sunday, Ruthie! Oh, I hope your day has been blessed, sweet friend,
Shelia ;)

Marie said...

yes, thank you LORD! He is risen.
have a blessed ressurection Sunday.
marie

Miti said...

What a beautiful post, Ruthie. Hope you had a wonderful Easter.

Sharon said...

Happy Easter!

He is risen!!!

Hugs, Sharon