What is Easter Sunday? This Sunday many people will flock to church to celebrate Easter Sunday, and I hope you plan to do the same. However, we would be better served to refer to Easter Sunday as “Resurrection Sunday” and not simply Easter Sunday.
For some, Easter Sunday is synonymous with the Easter Bunny, colorfully decorated Easter eggs, and Easter egg hunts. In and of themselves, those fun things for kids to do are not necessarily wrong. However, we must always remain mindful that the Easter Bunny and Easter Eggs have absolutely nothing to do with the importance of the day.
This Sunday is important for one reason and one reason only; the “Resurrection” of Jesus Christ. In the Gospel of Luke, The events of that “resurrection Sunday” were recounted:
1On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. 2 They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, 3 but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. 4 While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. 5 In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? 6 He is not here; He has risen” (Luke 24).
Now that’s something to Celebrate. I look forward to seeing you in Church this Sunday because it will be “RESURRECTION SUNDAY!”
Have a blessed Day!
John Mark Caton, Ph.D