Friday, April 22, 2011

Happy Easter!

I got a cute e-mail the other day:
All I need to know I learned from the Easter Bunny!
1. Don't put all your eggs in one basket
2. Everyone needs a friend who is all ears.
3. There's no such thing as too much candy.
4. All work and no play can make you a basket case.
5. A cute tail attracts a lot of attention.
6. Everyone is entitled to a bad hare day.
7. Let happy thoughts multiply like rabbits.
8. Some body parts should be floppy.
9. Keep your paws off other people's jelly beans.
10. Good things come in small, sugar-coated packages.
11. The grass is always greener in someone else's basket.
12. To show your true colors, you have to come out of the shell.
13. The best things in life are still sweet and gooey.

Those are cute - and some even are true. But the most sublime language ever written comes with Easter:

"He is not here, for he is risen."
"For God So loved the World..."
"He is risen! He is risen! Shout it out with joyful voice!"
"Christ the Lord is risen today, Alleluia!"
"God loved us, so He sent His Son."

I love the hymns that are so full of wondrous doctrine and truth. But the Primary songs are particularly dear to me. One favorite says: "How could the Father tell the world of love and tenderness? He sent his Son, a newborn babe, with peace and holiness. How could the Father show the world the pathway we should go? He sent his Son to walk with men on earth that we may know. How could the Father tell the world of sacrifice, of death? He sent his Son to die for us and rise with living breath."

I love Easter for all those reasons, and especially because of that one incredible truth the angel spoke from the empty tomb: "He is not here, for He is risen."

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