Sunday, April 24, 2011

He did what?!? For me!?!

Happy Easter!

Ducklings wish you a Happy Easter, too!
While I grew up knowing that Easter was celebrated because Jesus died and then rose from the dead a few days later, mostly Easter was a holiday for chocolate, pretty colored eggs and bunnies. I would wake up to an Easter basket at the front door, full of candies and goodies. We would get dressed in nice clothes (perhaps new, but I don't remember if they were or not) and go to church with my grandparents. Yes, we were that kind of family. You know, twice a year church goers, except we would go Easter and Mother's day (instead of the usual Easter and Christmas). Then, after church, there would be good food (Honey baked Ham FTW!) and occasional Easter egg hunts. The real meaning of Easter was lost on me.

Until now.

T has helped and encouraged me to learn more about the Bible since the day I met him. Not to go in to details, but our first fight was about Easter. That was the night it rained Ravioli and why we are eating ravioli today. I was uninformed about the importance of this weekend until T came into my life.

I now know that we celebrate Easter because not only did Jesus die, but He died on that cross for OUR sins. He was the ultimate sacrifice. That in itself is reason to be thankful, but what happened next... Well, it's pretty amazing. Jesus rose from the dead. Yeah. Pretty awesome, huh? :)

I'm still in awe that He would die for me. It brings tears to my eyes just trying to wrap my head around the fact.

1 comment:

  1. This post brought tears to my eyes! I am so glad that you get to celebrate together. T and D and I's childhood was not easy, but T really gets the whole meaning of Easter! That would make my momma happy!