Celebrating For More Than a Day
I feel bad for my wife sometimes. She works so hard to prepare a nice dinner and within 30 minutes (or less), many of us have finished it! On Easter Sunday, she worked for hours to provide us a delicious, celebratory dinner and it didn’t take long for us to make it disappear.
Do you ever feel that way about the holidays? You may put in a lot of effort to decorate, make the day special and then, it’s gone. It can be a little anticlimactic.
Historically, the church has celebrated more than just Easter Sunday. Easter is actually a longer season, partly to encourage the church to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ for more than just a day. This year, Easter season runs until May 28, when we celebrate Pentecost Sunday.
How can you and your family celebrate the resurrection this Easter season?
Could you read some of the resurrection accounts together? Could you talk about how our lives are different because our resurrection hope starts today? Could you create some art to express your hope in the resurrection? Maybe you could share the hope of the resurrection with another person?
However you choose to live this season, be encouraged if you are a Christian. Remember Paul’s words from 1 Corinthians 15, “O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?” and celebrate that victory is ours!