Easter Means Hope And Reassurance
Today in Western Christianity, Easter is always celebrated on the Sunday immediately following the Paschal Full Moon date of the year. The bible says that Jesus’ death and resurrection happened around the time of the Jewish Passover, which was celebrated on the first full moon following the vernal equinox. Some churches still observe Easter under the Julian calendar, but most churches celebrate Easter according to Gregorian calendar. The dates of many Christian holidays as Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Pentecost depend on the Easter date.
Easter means more than just a change of seasons. For Christianity, easter is the celebration of Christ’s resurrection from the dead. It is a proof of God’s promise of eternal life. As we are now in the Holy Week, is important to know that easter is a time of hope and reassurance to all of us.
Easter represents a new beginning, the same way as its symbol, (an egg) represents a brand new life. I believe that the message this holiday brings to our lives today, is that there is a turning point from destruction to glory and salvation. Easter is the day when we celebrate life over death, it symbolises that Jesus’ death was not the end, and because of His Resurrection, we will live again.
Jesus came to earth to help us, and to proclaim freedom for believers, He took away our sins and and gave us life. All because He loves us. Easter Sunday is the day of rejoicing that follows the sorrow of Good Friday and Holy Saturday. Jesus dying on the cross means we are forgiven of the bad things we do (our sins).
The beautiful meaning of Easter is found in what Jesus did and what He promises us. Jesus resurrection shows us that the spiritual is higher than the material. Celebrate Easter with a smile and deep appreciation for the opportunity of a new life. May you enjoy the freshness of Easter, and remember that it brings you “new beginnings, renewed possibilities, and raised hopes of a way of living never defeated by death”.