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Why Do We Celebrate Easter, The True Reason Behind The Celebration. Why do You?

Deborah 2011/04/14 07:57:10
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This mother explains it wonderfully in this Beautiful letter.

Never Forget Why We Celebrate Easter: A Mother's Easter Letter To Her Children
By Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado

Friday, April 18, 2003




Louisiana writes her children a letter, reminding them of the true reason behind the celebration of the Easter holiday.



April 18, 2003:

My Dearest Children:

I want to write to you today, to remind you that Easter is NOT all about the Easter Bunny, chocolate candies, jelly beans, or colored eggs. Easter is MUCH more than that: SO much more, in fact!

Easter is celebrated because we celebrate the Ressurrection of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. He died for our sins, so we could have Eternal Life if we so choose it (in which we did; because we DID choose Jesus to come into our lives, we are assured a place in Heaven, where we will be with Him forever more!). He suffered and died so we could have life. He took it upon Himself to bear our iniquities and our sufferings because He couldn't stand to see us living in the squalor and darkness of sin.

This is why we celebrate Good Friday; for this was the day where Jesus was crucified on the Cross at Calvary so long ago; and as a result, today is a day of sadness and rememberance of the significance behind the Crucifixion. Today is NOT a day of joy or celebration; today is a day of pause-filled moments and rememberance. Today is a day of sadness and heaviness upon our hearts as we remember that Awful Day where Jesus died for our sins. This is what I want you to remember as we go about our day today.

And Sunday marks the day where Jesus was Ressurrected from the dead and was able to rise into the skies, promising His Children that He would return someday (which He WILL). This is why Easter Sunday is so important to the Christian people because it is a day of rejoicing and celebration. This is why we go to church and sing His Songs of Praise and Worship; and this is why everyone is so happy. Jesus is STILL ALIVE, even today, and it is a day of incredible celebrarion and joy. Yes, Easter does mean Easter Bunnies, candy, and dyed Easter eggs, but JESUS is the MAIN focus of the Easter holiday, and it is up to US to remember that and to remind others of that. Too many times, Jesus is shoved aside as man celebrates things of the earth, but we don't have to be like that. We choose to celebrate the Ressurrection of our Lord and Saviour, and this is what I want to stress to you today. Yes, today is a sad day, but we have Sunday to look forward to, and if we can just remember the significance of Good Friday, then Easter will seem all that more special.

I hope you take this into heart when you read this letter and never lose focus on the TRUE meaning behind why we celebrate Easter. May you all have a very blessed (and safe) Easter holiday, and remember that I love you all with my heart and soul!

As always, Your Mother, Louisiana. ((((HUGS))))) and XXXXX's to you all!

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  • yonderrabbit 2013/03/31 14:31:36
    yonderrabbit
    +3
    Easter is a pagean holiday you douch. look at your history
  • Deborah yonderr... 2013/03/31 19:49:15
    Deborah
    +1
    The Devil is a LIAR
  • yonderr... Deborah 2013/04/15 13:43:28
    yonderrabbit
    where is he to lie to me. show me tangible evidence in your satan and maybe then i would believe. Man is the true enemy of himself. This includes cults such as christianity.
  • . 2011/06/14 11:57:54
  • Dirty red 2011/04/16 18:57:07
    Dirty red
    +1
    I think alot of people do it just to dress up and color a bunch of eggs
  • jokeriser 2011/04/16 04:37:24
    jokeriser
    +1
    because there's candy
  • GridBurn 2011/04/15 05:59:21
    GridBurn
    +1
    "Modern-day Easter is derived from two ancient traditions: one Judeo-Christian and the other Pagan. Both Christians and Pagans have celebrated death and resurrection themes following the Spring Equinox for millennia. Most religious historians believe that many elements of the Christian observance of Easter were derived from earlier Pagan celebrations."
  • Deborah GridBurn 2011/04/15 08:01:45
    Deborah
    Yeah ok
  • Lachea 2011/04/15 03:59:19
    Lachea
    +1
    I don't believe in god.. I just like candy and the Easter baskets!
  • Deborah Lachea 2011/04/15 08:01:55 (edited)
    Deborah
    Ok Thank you
  • NaruChan 2011/04/15 01:18:58
    NaruChan
    +1
    I don't celebrate religious holidays, but I live with my family (I'm 17) and they do.. Even though theyre not religious... Hm...
  • Deborah NaruChan 2011/04/15 01:32:50
    Deborah
    Thanks
  • birdman 2011/04/15 00:36:24
    birdman
    +1
    The term Easter derives from a fertility rite which surrounded the Canaanite fertility goddess Ishtar. It originated as a celebration of rebirth from the winter's dormancy. Those of us with a more secular view regard it as a festival of spring with the promise of rebirth/regrowth
  • Deborah birdman 2011/04/15 01:33:17
    Deborah
    Ok,Thanks
  • desi-cakes 2011/04/14 22:33:36
    desi-cakes
    +1
    I celebrate because my cousins believe in the Easter Bunny so I have to go along with it. My cousins always want me to go because I make it more fun
  • Deborah desi-cakes 2011/04/15 01:33:34
    Deborah
    Thanks
  • Dave Sawyer ♥ Child of God ♥ 2011/04/14 20:58:21
    Dave Sawyer ♥ Child of God ♥
    +1
    The true meaning of Easter is the one you give to it with your thoughts and deeds.
    My thoughts are on Christ, as they are every day, but especially so at the Easter season.
  • Deborah Dave Sa... 2011/04/15 01:33:50
    Deborah
    +1
    Thanks
  • Doopalupe 2011/04/14 20:07:45
    Doopalupe
    +1
    I like Chocolate!
  • Deborah Doopalupe 2011/04/15 01:34:13
    Deborah
    Ok, so do i, Thanks
  • MisterD 2011/04/14 16:04:51
    MisterD
    +2
    We celebrate the Risen Lord on all days; but, memorialize it on Easter.
  • Deborah MisterD 2011/04/14 16:13:02
    Deborah
    +2
    True Thanks
  • bonehead15329 2011/04/14 14:40:56
  • Deborah bonehea... 2011/04/14 16:02:16
    Deborah
    +1
    Thanks
  • CassieRosaVioletta 2011/04/14 14:22:23
    CassieRosaVioletta
    +1
    My family is very religious, so we remember the true reason for Easter =) We even go to the midnight church service.
  • Deborah CassieR... 2011/04/14 16:02:28
    Deborah
    Thanks
  • Zsale Thompson 2011/04/14 14:08:12
    Zsale Thompson
    +1
    I don't celebrate holidays.
  • Deborah Zsale T... 2011/04/14 16:02:40
    Deborah
    Thanks
  • Angelina.Petrafina 2011/04/14 13:46:54
    Angelina.Petrafina
    +1
    I celebrate it (when I do) because it gives me an opportunity to spend time with my family, and because my kids love all the candy they get. My oldest son LOVES peeps, for instance, so it gives me the perfect opportunity to give him some.
  • Deborah Angelin... 2011/04/14 16:02:55
    Deborah
    Thanks
  • wtxwoman 2011/04/14 12:49:12
    wtxwoman
    +2
    Easter is another Pagan holiday that the christians stole.
  • Deborah wtxwoman 2011/04/14 16:03:14
    Deborah
    +1
    Uh Huh
  • Angelin... wtxwoman 2011/04/14 20:29:02
    Angelina.Petrafina
    +2
    Absolutely right. And it's been a while since I studied paganism, so it's possible that I'm remembering incorrectly, but as I recall, they didn't even change the name that much. The spring holiday that was turned into the Chrtistian Easter started as the pagan holiday Ostara.
  • cutter's falls 2011/04/14 12:14:10
  • Deborah cutter'... 2011/04/14 16:03:26
    Deborah
    +1
    Thanks
  • ♥Bunny ♥ 2011/04/14 11:30:38
    ♥Bunny ♥
    +1
    i dont have any children :(
  • cutter'... ♥Bunny ♥ 2011/04/14 12:16:18
  • Deborah cutter'... 2011/04/14 16:03:50
    Deborah
    +1
    Thanks
  • Deborah ♥Bunny ♥ 2011/04/14 16:03:36
    Deborah
    Thanks
  • den 2011/04/14 10:41:14
    den
    +2
    we remember Jesus died,rose again and sits at the right hand of the Father--and He is coming back to set all things right and to rule and reign

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