Celebrate Life: Life to the Full
Easter has a tendency to get lost in all of our different traditions.
It reminds me of this story:
The teacher was extremely enthusiastic. She looked at her class of four-year-olds and asked this question: "Does any know what today is?" A little girl held up her hand and said, "Yes, today is Palm Sunday" The teacher exclaimed, "That's fantastic. That's wonderful. Now does anyone know what next Sunday is?" The same little girl held up her hand. She said, "Yes, next Sunday is Easter Sunday" Once again the teacher said "That's fantastic. Now, does anyone know what makes next Sunday Easter?" The same little girl responded and said, "Yes, next Sunday is Easter because Jesus rose from the grave" Before the teacher could congratulate her, she kept on talking and said, "But if he sees his shadow, he has to go back in for seven weeks."
Some people are so somber because in their religious tradition all they see is death and the cross. Easter is the celebration of life.
An emergency medical technician was called to a nursing home for a routine transport. There he encountered four of the residents enjoying the warm day relaxing in lounge chairs, all staring up at the sky. When he looked up, he saw a flock of large birds flying by. Then one resident spoke up. "Margaret," she teased, "for goodness' sake, wiggle or something. Those buzzards are getting closer!
Easter is a celebration of Life.!
10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. NIV
God's desire is that we would have life!
Starting from the beginning in the Garden of Eden God placed the choice of life:
In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. NIV
He gave life to us and we were the one that threw it away!
Again to the Children of Israel through Moses He spoke to them about the ...
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