Sunday, April 16, 2006

Easter is a Different Kind of Celebration

I was reminded this weekend that Easter is a different kind of celebration. On Birthdays people celebrate individuals, and we get gifts simply for having been born. For Halloween little children are given candy and toys for dressing up and pretending to be something they are not. Christmas is the real big "present-holiday". The culture has turned it into a works based gift-giving season. If we are good Santa Clause gives us whatever we want, if we are bad he gives us coal. But Easter is a different kind of celebration.

At Easter we do not celebrate ourselves, we do not celebrate our "goodness," but instead we celebrate getting what we don't deserve. It was this point that most amazed me this weekend. Easter is the celebration of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and the salvation that He brought for hell-destined sinners. It is the celebration of getting what we don't deserve.

Like all holidays that begin with pure motives it has been preverted and commercialized, but Christians must never fail to Remember that Easter reminds us that worthless sin-bent men and women deserved the wrath of God but get, if they repent and believe on Christ, grace. Easter is the celebration of getting what we don't deserve!

1 Comments:

Anonymous Patty said...

Praise the Lord for His awesome grace. We are all so undeserving, yet He sees fit to give us grace for each day. Wow! Thanks so much for spending time with us all this Easter season. Praise the Lord--Christ is Risen!

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