Sorry this is a day late. I sent this in an email to everyone on my mailing list. I forgot to post it here for you to share with yours if you wanted.
Dear Friends,Family, and Neighbors,
My family wishes to extend their Easter Greetings to you. We love and miss all of you. We pray for you that you may have a blessed life.
It is a day to take time to reflect upon the reason we celebrate Easter Sunday. It is like many of today's holidays, shrouded by the need to associate a fictional character to increase profits. Too often the majority of people miss the meaning of Easter. Easter is not about a cotton-tailed bunny nor is it about hidden eggs and candy. It is about the ressurection of Christ and therefore the ressurection guarantee of believers.
Today we celebrate the day Jesus rose from the dead to not only prove the Scriptures accurate and true, but also that He may receive all authority over heaven and earth. He conquered death so that we may have eternal life. Friday almost two thousand years ago, Jesus Christ of Nazereth was beaten, tortured, and crucified. Not because of his crimes or sins but for all the sins we have committed and will ever commit. He suffered for the sins of the world from the beginning of time to the end of time. He went to the cross innocent (of any criminal charges), sinless, humble, loving, and forgiving (forgive them Father for they know not what they do.) He shed His blood so that our inequities could be covered so that we may have a relatonship with God the Father. Saturday His body rest in a sealed tomb with Roman guards. Sunday, the guards witnessed an angel (who's contenance was like lightning and clothes of pure white) which terrifed them to immobility. The angel rolled the stone from the grave entrance. Mary Magdelen and Mary (the mother of Jesus) witnessed the angel, who said to them "I know you seek Jesus, but He is not there." The angel sent the ladies to tell of Christ's resurrection and to meet Him in Galilee. He then appeared to them on the road where they fell to His feet and worshipped.
So what are your plans for Easter Sunday? If nothing else, at least for a moment, look past the easter bunny, look past the colored eggs and thank the Lord Jesus Christ for His sacrifice. Today I plan to follow the example of the Mary's. I will fall to His feet and worship Him. For He is the Way, the Truth, and The Light. Thank God, that He loved us enough to allow His Son to take our sins and die for us.
If you have not given your life to Christ. I want to give you the opportunity right now. There is no ceremony, no ritual, no magic. It is as simple as saying a prayer from the heart with all sincerety.
Father, I am a sinner
I believe that Jesus died for my sins
I believe He rose from the dead
Lord, I need you.
Come into my life, forgive me my sins Be my Lord and Saviour
Thank you, Jesus.
In Jesus' name I pray
If you have said this prayer with sincerety, then you have just been saved. Congratulations. You are now a new creature in Christ. Contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have said this prayer and I will help you get started in your Spiritual Walk with Christ. God Bless you. I love you.
In Christ's Love,
P.S. Plese pass this on to those you care about. May God continue to bless you and yours