Message from the Principal
Now That Easter Is Over
Easter Day is behind us nearly two weeks now. I still have a bit of Easter candy around, but the supply is dwindling. No more hardboiled eggs to eat. Even the leftovers from the big meal are gone (one way or another). The day itself may hold some fond memories for us: rest, family, travel, an Easter Egg hunt, etc., but otherwise it’s gone and we have to move on to other things. After all, life goes on, right?
I hope the above isn’t really true for most of my readers. Easter Day does come and go, but the reason we Christians celebrate it is because Jesus Christ, our Savior, rose from the grave. He sealed the promise of eternal life for us when He stepped out of that tomb. He changed the world, giving us love, peace and hope beyond our understanding. That’s what happened on Easter Day. For the next forty days He appeared to His disciples and followers, talking, walking and sharing with them, assuring them that He was indeed alive, but changed from His earthly limitations to His glorious body of deity: God, the Son. Yes, life went on for His disciples, but it was never the same for them again. They had a glimpse of Heaven and they were changed, too. Easter Day didn’t end for them ever!
So, is Easter over and done? I hope not. My wish for you is that Easter is something you will continue to celebrate for days, weeks and months. Life will go on but with a distinctive change in us as we live the Easter story and its promises, always remembering one of those jewels from God’s Word: “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.” John 11:25,26.