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Easter, a day of remembrance

April 6, 2009

by Pam Fiecke

Every year as Easter approaches, the stores have found a way to display their merchandise to catch our curiosity, making us want us to purchase their store Easter items.

See all the Easter baskets, jelly beans, chocolate Easter bunnies, and candy in many different varieties. Easter Lillies, Easter dresses, hats, purses, and frilly socks. The window clings, ranging in many shapes and sizes, to bring beauty to our windows. The figurines in all their pastel colors. Everything about Easter gives us a calm, soothing, fresh thought of a new beginning.

Easter is special because it’s a time to celebrate the greatest events this world has ever known.

Easter brings together the conclusion or final purpose of Jesus’ life on earth.

Jesus walked in sandals on many dusty, winding gravel roads to perform miracles no human could ever do. He healed the sick, touched the blind, gave dignity and hope to the despair. He miraculously taught us about eternal salvation.

It took a tree that was once rooted to become the wooden cross. It took three nails to hold him to the cross, and a crown of thorns to prove to us that he had completed his work in the world. Out of all of this, the greatest need was mastered. Our greatest need was forgiveness.

Easter is the Christian observance of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his resurrection days later.

Many changes are made within our society on a daily basis. It’s always nice to know, we still have days we observe not only for what they are, but for what they did for us.