Easter means that Jesus Christ conquered death. Today was the day that we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus
to heaven. It is also a reminder to all people that there is an open door to gain a personal relationship with God through His Son, Jesus.
Maundy Thursday is a remembrance of Jesus as he spent his final night with his disciples. During this time, Jesus had the Passover meal. He served his disciples by washing their feet. He also instituted the Lord's Supper. Later that night, Jesus was betrayed by one of his disciples, Judas, and was arrested.
Throughout the night and early the next morning, Jesus was dragged before the High Priests, then to Pilate, the Governor, then to Herod Antipas, the local ruler, and finally back to Pilate. He was tried before so many leaders because nobody could find any reason to punish Jesus... He was innocent.
Pilate eventually caved into the peoples demands, had Jesus beaten and crucified on Friday (Good Friday). Before sunset, Jesus was laid in a tomb.
On the third day, Sunday (Easter Sunday), Jesus defeated death. He rose from the grave.
I wanted to take a minute to explain Easter because it is so significant to my own life.
Besides the Maundy Thursday celebration, my family and I also took part in an Easter egg hunt at one of our local parks (for fun), and Easter Sunday service where my daughter had an opportunity to play a role in a church skit (she rocked the house, by the way!).
I also want to take just a second to explain Mrs. Rose. While we were at the park for an Easter egg hunt, I had the pleasure of meeting an American patriot. She said something that I found quite interesting. She had the idea that any business that sells more than 50% of their products originating in China should fly the Chinese flag outside their business. Interesting idea... never going to happen, but intersting nonetheless. It would sure let people know who their supporting with their hard earned American dollars. You probably won't find a Chinese flag, but next time you shop at your local stores, check the label... Decide who you want your money going to.