For some, Easter offers hope. Many people enjoy celebrating the arrival of spring, rebirth following winter, and hope found in the grand display of all things reawakened.
For Christians the world over, Easter commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ, God's only Son. Jesus Christ came to earth as a man and suffered death on a Roman cross. His loving sacrifice was to cover mankind's failings and to bridge man's separation from God.
The Easter celebration symbolizes the hope all Christians find in being reconnected with God. How can you find hope in Easter? Just ask! That's right, Christians worldwide believe the Creator of the universe simply wants us to ask Him. God has already created the way for people to connect to Him, we just have to ask. That's the message of Easter: God created a way to have a personal relationship with Him.
Jesus was buried in a tomb upon pronouncement of death. On the third day, when the stone was rolled from the opening of the burial cave, only Jesus' burial clothes remained. He reappeared to His followers before ascending into heaven. Easter signifies divine rebirth and reawakening.
Many American families make a special point to attend church on Easter Sunday, even if it's the only time they go all year. Part tradition, part obligation, people "pack the pews" on Easter.
If you attended a church service this Easter, did you think about how the celebration of rebirth is relevant to your life today? Christians celebrate the fact God created a way for them to be reborn. When Jesus died on the cross, He paid the price for our shortcomings. This act paved the way for mankind to be reconnected with our Creator. Now, that's something to celebrate!