Jesus walked the earth for forty days after His Resurrection. The celebration continues.....
Have I ever mentioned that Easter is my favorite holiday? First of all, it is the highest Holy Day, for we celebrate what no man has done before or since. We celebrate that the promises Christ made are true, for the proof is in His Resurrection. We celebrate our own victory of death through Christ.
But would it be cool to mention that I also love Easter best because it is not as caught up in commercialism as other holidays? OK, sure, there is the bunny and candy and stuff for kids. I actually think that is kind of appropriate, because kids need to celebrate, too, and candy is something that puts kids in a celebratory mood. But what you don't have is the pressure to wrap this for Auntie Grace, pick out the perfect gift for Uncle Arthur, decorate the house inside and out in a manner to make Martha Stewart jealous. It is our Highest Holy Day, and yet, compared to Christmas, Easter is so laid back. Do I have Easter decorations? YOU BETCHA! Did I give my husband and mom an Easter Card? YOU KNOW IT! Did I cook ham, eggs, Polish sausage, sauer kraut, three different cakes, pierogis, etc....You all know me. Of course I did. But there wasn't this overall pressure to do it. If something didn't get done, I didn't ruin Easter.
Maybe it is different for those of you with kids who have to worry about Easter baskets and egg hunts. I don't know. What do you say? Is Easter less, more, or the same amount of pressure as Christmas. Please vote and let me know, and leave a comment if you would be so kind.