Monday, April 13, 2009
Thoughts on Easter
I have been thinking about Easter a lot lately. Not just because we should as Christians but because of its weighty significance it should hold in the lives of Christians. The events of Resurrection Day are what our faith hinges on, what makes it so very different than any other religion in the world.
Why is it that we spend almost a month (or for some more) planning, anticipating, and celebrating Christmas? I thought about this awhile and talked with Husband about it. I realize that preparing for a birth is quite celebratory and exciting. However, do we celebrate someones impending death and funeral the same? No, I would say not. So, how do we celebrate (or festivate as many here like to say) Easter in such a way that our children see a striking difference in between it and Christmas? How do we make it always a point in the year that they, and we, look to in great hope and excitement?
I read on a website that they celebrate all week long with a variety of fun things especially at meal time. They toast in grand celebration at each dinner meal. I need to think on things that they do during the week to celebrate new life that extends from that empty tomb.
I want to strive for this kind of celebration... not only for me, but for Little Flower and her siblings to come.
Do you out there in blog land have thoughts or ideas?