Happy Resurrection Day

@just4him (120582)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
March 27, 2016 12:09am CST
Do you celebrate Easter? Do you celebrate it for the Easter Bunny or Jesus' resurrection? I know so many people who don't celebrate the holidays because it comes from a pagan holiday. Christmas - December 25 isn't the day of Jesus' birth, so they don't celebrate. Easter is a pagan term for the goddess Ishtar, goddess of spring. However, whether you celebrate either of those holidays or not, what is important is the reason why you celebrate. Jesus was born - that is a fact history cannot deny. Easter came about because of Jesus' resurrection three days after Passover. Also a historical fact. Try as people might they cannot deny the historical documentation of Jesus' birth, death, and resurrection. One thing that always puzzles me about those historical facts is that even the Jewish people did not deny Jesus' crucifixion. In Acts you never read of the priests telling the disciples Jesus didn't die. What they did was try to tell them not to tell anybody about him. However, when you have eyewitnesses like the 500 people who saw him after his resurrection, it's hard not to tell anyone. Besides, Jesus commanded them to GO and TELL. The only time Jesus ever told the disciples to stay was immediately after his ascension and then only until the Holy Spirit came and imbued them with power and then they were to go everywhere and tell everyone. Which they did. So if the priests knew it was true, why are there so many people trying to deny it happened? So do you celebrate Jesus' resurrection? Or is Easter just another holiday filled with Easter Bunny's, and baskets full of candy? However you celebrate, I hope you have a very Happy Easter and Resurrection Day. Thanks for reading.
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@Jessicalynnt (47895)
• Centralia, Missouri
27 Mar 16
no Easter bunny, just a celebration of life, passover, and spring. and a happy easter to you too
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@just4him (120582)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
27 Mar 16
I hope you have a Happy Easter.
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• Centralia, Missouri
27 Mar 16
@just4him so far it has been pleasant
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@just4him (120582)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
27 Mar 16
@Jessicalynnt I'm glad.
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• United States
27 Mar 16
You are just a beautiful soul Valerie --Happy Easter
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@just4him (120582)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
27 Mar 16
Happy Easter to you as well.
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@Lucky15 (33751)
• Philippines
27 Mar 16
happy easter ma'am :)
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@just4him (120582)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
27 Mar 16
Happy Easter to you as well.
@TRBRocks420 (79544)
• Banks, Oregon
27 Mar 16
I have celebrated Christmas Jesus's birthday and, Santa Claus day every year since I was born and, I'm not about to stop now, also I celebrate Easter the resurrection of Jesus and, the Easter bunny hides eggs as well lol.
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@just4him (120582)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
27 Mar 16
I hope he hid them well. Happy Easter.
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• Canada
27 Mar 16
I agree with you, if a Christian is honoring God for the birth of His son, then that by definition isn't pagan, but is rather what one might call a natural expression of Christian devotion and love for God, and I feel the same about Easter. As St. Paul says, if one esteems a day, they do it to the Lord and who are we to judge another's servant? For me there where no Easter bunnies, since the time I was a child it has been devotion to God for His gift.
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@just4him (120582)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
27 Mar 16
That is wonderful. Sorry you didn't have any chocolate bunnies, but yes, happy it was all about your devotion to God for his gift to us. Happy Easter.
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@LadyDuck (163779)
• Switzerland
27 Mar 16
For me it's not just another holiday, I celebrate Easter as the resurrection day.
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@just4him (120582)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
27 Mar 16
I'm very happy for you. Happy Resurrection Day!
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@LadyDuck (163779)
• Switzerland
27 Mar 16
@just4him I have celebrated with my family, it has been a very happy day.
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@just4him (120582)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
27 Mar 16
@LadyDuck I am so happy you were able to be with your family. I'm getting ready now to go to my sister's for Easter dinner. Have a good rest of your day.
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@Drosophila (16705)
• Ireland
29 Mar 16
Happy belated Easter! I finally completed all my entire series of masses. :D I did 5 in total woot. Wednesday - 1 Thursday - 1 Friday - 2 Saturday -1 It was the most comprehensive range of services I went to. The vigil on Saturday covered almost from beginning of genesis to the promise of God's kingdom. Very very good!
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@just4him (120582)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
30 Mar 16
Saturday's sounded interesting. I'm glad you were totally blessed by it all.
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@just4him (120582)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
30 Mar 16
@Drosophila Sounds wonderful.
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• Midland, Michigan
27 Mar 16
I find it interesting, Valerie, that you and I were putting our similar posts together at about the same time. It took me a bit to find mine. I thought I already had it saved on my computer, but had to access my port elsewhere to get it. We celebrate all the holidays although we always told our children the truth regarding them. You can still hide eggs, decorate them and include candy without continuing the tradition that it's the Easter Bunny that brings them to the house, or Santa for that matter. My kids were not lied to regarding those things and they still had fun on these holidays. We actually celebrated with out family last Saturday, as my brother and his wife, that host our family get-togethers, is currently at Walt Disney world in CA. So, we went to church this morning, and then I have to work this afternoon.
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@just4him (120582)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
27 Mar 16
I'm sorry you have to work today. I hope it's a blessing. I'm glad you were able to get together with your family last Saturday. I did have a good family day at my sister's. My son has to work.
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• Midland, Michigan
3 Apr 16
@just4him If we were celebrating that day on the actual day, I probably could have gotten it off. I think I usually do. It was super slow that day until after supper and then pretty busy since they'd already sent almost everyone home.
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@Tampa_girl7 (25889)
• United States
28 Mar 16
It was always a mixture of Jesus and the Easter Bunny. With the main focus on Jesus.
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@just4him (120582)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
28 Mar 16
Ours too.
@DianneN (79946)
• United States
27 Mar 16
Happy Easter.
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@just4him (120582)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
27 Mar 16
Thank you.
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• United States
27 Mar 16
As a child it was all about the celebration of spring, bunnies, Easter eggs, baskets of chocolate and new clothes. I became a Christian when I was 20 so for the last 45 years, it has been a celebration of the resurrection. But we always had baskets and egg hunts for the kids and new clothes for church. But we always went to church several times a week so having something new to wear when celebrating this holy day was for showing honor, not showing off.
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@just4him (120582)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
27 Mar 16
It always seemed to the child I was back then, that those new clothes and bonnets we wore to church on Easter were for show. Now as a Christian in love with my Lord Jesus Christ for all he did for me, I don't see it as show anymore, but respect and honor for who he is and what he did.
@salonga (27963)
• Philippines
27 Mar 16
Yes i do celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, it is one very important event because if this did not happen, we will all end up in hell.
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@just4him (120582)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
27 Mar 16
So true.
@MGjhaud (20696)
• Philippines
27 Mar 16
".. to the followers of Christ, to share Him to others is to believe that He has risen and is present with us now." happy Easter Sunday Valerie.
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@just4him (120582)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
27 Mar 16
He is risen indeed. Happy Easter.
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