Today was the annual celebration of the resurrection of our Savior. We decided to have a family outing at the park with a picnic. I was surprised that some of the granddaughters said they had never been on a picnic. We trekked over to Eldon Lyon Park in Bethany, the next town over from my city of residence.
In addition to Jimye Faye and I we had my son, Alan, and Cathy, his significant other. Also had granddaughters Emma, Cadence, Katlyn and Madison. (Actually, Emma has been spending the whole weekend with Grandpa.) While the kids headed to the park playground equipment Jimye and Cathy hid the eggs for the girls to find. We all had a good time watching the "hunt". Once the eggs were found everyone came to the table for dinner. After a brief talk about the reason for this particular holiday we all dug into a meal of fried chicken, baked beans, potato salad and cole slaw. Afterwards the girls had fun on the playground while the adults visited.
Katlyn, Madison, Emma & Cadence posing as Easter Bunnies
Although Easter Sunday is a day many people get together to spend time with their families we need to take time to stop and think about why we celebrate this day. On Good Friday we remember the dark day that Jesus, our Savior, was nailed to a cross and died in atonement for the sins of the believers. Our bible teaches us that "all have sinned and come short of the glory of God". It also says that the "wages of sin are death". God sent his Son to our world to be sacrificed on the cross. His death was the atonement for the sins of those who truly believe in Him. By accepting Jesus as our personal Savior our debt is paid with his death and we are promised eternal life. Yes, there will come a day that we will give up this human body that we reside in while on this earth. But the Christian believes that we are more than just this earthly body. We believe that we have a sole that will live on. By accepting Jesus death on the cross as our redemption for our sins our soles will spend an eternal life with God in Heaven. Without this belief it is hard to understand what people live for. Christians believe there is more to life than just this existence for so many years here on earth. So, Happy Easter to all who read this. All glory be to God.