Take any festival and you will find that it has its roots that can be traced back to religious history. Hence, it is no surprise that the many festivals that we celebrate across the world have been spawned by a spate of significant events in antiquity. These important events etched an indelible impression on the collective minds of the people who felt the need to commemorate it, lest the posterity overlooked its importance. Thus, a slew of celebrations came into existence. The history of Easter is no different. It is one of the oldest and the holiest of all Christian festivals. It is a day revered by Christians who celebrate it with immense religious ardency. The name ‘Easter’ owes its origin from ‘Eastre’, the Anglo-Saxon goddess of spring that symbolizes hare and egg.
No one is fully sure of how Easter came to be called by that name. However, a 7th century English scholar by the name of Bede did claim that Easter is derived from the name of the Anglo-Saxon goddess ‘Eostre’ — the goddess of Spring and fertility.
Easter is a time for caring and being with the folks you love.
Easter is a time for sharing blessings sent from above.
Easter is a time for giving to those who have some special need.
Easter is a time for trusting and forgiving, a time for doing a worthwhile deed.
Easter is a time for music and dance in bringing peace and goodwill to all and praising Christ Jesus Our Lord and King.
If you want to give an Easter gift to someone, I recommend the following:
- To your enemy, forgiveness.
- To an opponent, tolerance.
- To a friend, your heart.
- To a customer, good service.
- To the poor, charity.
- To every child, a good example.
- To yourself, respect.
Easter brings fun,
Easter brings happiness,
Easter brings Jesus’ blessings,
Easter signals a new beginning of nature spring,
And a brand new life of friendship.
The message for Easter in the words of Jesus Christ is “Come to me, all those who are heavy burdened and filled with grief, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew Chapter 11, verse 28). Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ today and you will be saved, you and your entire household (Acts Chapter 16, verse 31). “For God so loved the world, that He gave His one and only begotten Son Jesus Christ, that whosoever believeth in Him, shall not perish, but have eternal life.” (John Chapter 3, verse 16).