Easter Is Not About Eggs, Bunnies, Or Even A Packed Church

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“We are about to learn, for the first time as a generation, that Easter is not about…

A new dress.

A fancy hat.

Coordinating outfits.

Big hair.

Floral prints.


Decorative crosses.

A well-worded sermon.

A hyped-up music program.




New toys.

Baskets of candy.


Family portraits.

Inspiring dramas.

Packed churches.

Breaking records.

Guest retention.

Fancy lights.

Children’s programs.

Family dinner.

We are about to learn that Easter… or Resurrection Sunday…is about…

An empty tomb.

Life over death.

Fulfilled promises.

Answered prayers.

Victory over death.

Triumph over hell.

Crushing the grip of the grave.

Hope for tomorrow.

None of which require a single, solitary thing from the first list.

This year, Easter will be quiet, intimate communion with Jesus…and that’s okay.

May it change the way we look at Easter.

May it change the way we worship.

May it change the way we live our lives forever.”

Courtesy of Erin Holmes
Courtesy of Erin Holmes

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