Easter is special

Posted on Monday, March 25, 2013 at 9:06 am

A Sunday school teacher was teaching a group of four-year-olds. It was Easter Sunday and she asked, “Does anyone know what today is?” One little girl raised her hand and said, “It’s Easter.” The teacher complimented her and then asked, “Does anyone know what makes Easter so special?” The same little girl raised her hand and said, “Easter is special because Jesus rose from the dead…” Before the teacher could compliment her, the little girl added, “but if He sees His shadow, He has to go back in for seven weeks.”

Easter has been observed on the first Sunday after the full moon following the vernal equinox (the time when the sun crosses the equator). Therefore, Easter always falls between March 22nd and April 25th. I hope I can remember that when someone asks.

I found the following on the Internet and through the words of many, you may find yourself in equally deep thoughts. Hope you enjoy.

Easter brings us close to our family and friends, giving us another reason to celebrate the joy and pleasure of unison. Observed throughout the globe by the Christian community, Easter is welcomed with immense vigor, grandeur and magnificence. People do not miss any chance to be together with friends and relatives. While presenting gifts, you can add a touch of inspiration by including some inspirational quotes that would motivate the recipient to think greatly about the significance of Easter. Given here are some inspirational quotations and sayings that will help you move beyond your sins and look forward for salvation.

Motivational Quotations On Easter

Easter says you can put truth in a grave, but it won’t stay there. – Clarence W. Hall

The great gift of Easter is hope – Christian hope which makes us have that confidence in God, in his ultimate triumph, and in his goodness and love, which nothing can shake. – Basil C. Hume

Easter is the demonstration of God that life is essentially spiritual and timeless. – Charles M. Crowe

We live and die; Christ died and lived! – John Stott

Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can. – Danny Kaye

Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought. – Henri Louis Bergson

Earth’s saddest day and gladdest day were just three days apart! – Susan Coolidge

Humor is also a part of Easter as it is in life:

Easter is the only time of the year when it’s perfectly safe to put all your eggs in one basket.

A special invitation is extended for all to participate in the Way of the Cross Walk Friday. Assemble in the parking lot of the Troy Flooring Center on Main Street in Troy at 5:30 p.m. This is a moving experience as the group walks, sings hymns and reads mediations along the way.

Have a nice and safe Easter weekend.

By Bob Simmons

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