Easter Sunday is one of my very favorite days of the year. Growing up, Easter baskets were full of candy, we went to Granny’s for a big lunch, and I wore a brand new, frilly dress that was so fun to twirl.
It’s so easy to get caught up in the commerical of things, and yes, my husband and I still do Easter baskets, and I do enjoy aranging my plates and mason jars just so for an Easter meal, but let us not lose sight of Christ, his sacrifice, and His resurection!
I’ve been reading a lot in Hebrews lately, and this verse is a beautiful metaphor of who Christ is for us. His death and resurection is our way to God! We can have confidence to enter into the presence of God because of Jesus.
“Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.” (Hebrews 10:19-25 ESV)
Is Easter more than a basket, dying eggs, fancy clothes, or a yummy meal to you?