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A Lot of People Love Easter – April 2K12 Youthful Expressions
Thursday, April 5th, 2012
by Brother John Mabry, III
A lot of people love Easter, but I believe that those people don’t even know the true meaning of Easter. When I was a young boy, I thought the true meaning was finding eggs and eating a whole bunch of candy to my pleasure.
Little did I know that after years and years, the true meaning of Easter was Jesus. At Holiness Tabernacle COGIC, we celebrate a week called Passion Week. The Passion Week consists of all the things that Jesus did before He died on the cross starting with Monday. On Monday, He cursed the fig tree and cleansed the temple. On Tuesday, Jesus spoke of many parables. On Wednesday, it is not found of what he did. On Thursday, a.k.a. Maundy Thursday, He gave the Passover and the Lord’s Supper. On Friday, on the day which he was betrayed, Jesus was arrested and crucified. Three days later, God raised Him from the dead.
You see Easter isn’t about candy, bunnies, and Easter baskets, because at the end of the day, all these materialistic things will pass away. That’s why Jesus came to fill us, give us life abundantly, and to show us the light. He died on the cross for all of our sins and if we believe in Him, He will save us from anything. Jesus went through all of this suffering and pain so that we will live without sin. A lot of people are probably asking why and I can answer that one – it’s because He loves us.