But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. Isaiah 53:5
Happy Resurrection Sunday! Most churches refer to Easter as Resurrection Sunday since it is the holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. It is the culmination of the Passion of Jesus, proceeded by Lent, a forty-day period of fasting, prayer, and penance. Also, most Christians refer to the week before Easter as “Holy Week” which includes the Palm Sunday, Last Supper, Good Friday, and Passover.
And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. Matthew 28:5-6
Easter customs and traditions vary across the Christian world and may include the following:
• Decorating Easter Eggs (symbol of the empty tomb)
• Decorating using the Easter Lily Plant (symbol of the resurrection)
• Easter Egg Hunt (no religious significance)
• Easter Bunny (no religious significance)
• Easter Parades (no religious significance)
• Giving children Easter Baskets with candy and toys inside
• Dressing in your Sundays Best
• Eating a big Easter Dinner with family and friends
For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living. Romans 14:9
So, whether you are celebrating Resurrection Sunday by attending your local church service or celebrating with family and friends, remember the true reason for the season. It’s not about a bunny, but it’s about The Lamb.