Posted by: vftmom247 | 2013/03/30

Words of truth in a cookbook

A wonderful guy who owns a fabulous bookstore called Star of the East in Sterling, Colorado gave me a cookbook called A Continual Feast by Evelyn Vitz. It goes through the whole year with recipes for Christmas, Saints Days, Lent…..and Easter. I was cruising through looking for something to make for our Easter meal when the introduction to the Easter chapter caught my eye. Specifically these words:

“Easter is the single most important and the most ancient of Christian festival days. Not that Christmas is unimportant, but Easter is the day on which Christianity began. Each Sunday is a little Easter. This religion of the worship of Christ as the Son of God dates from the discovery that the tomb was empty, that Christ had risen from the dead.”

Wow. This is one of those things that I know. I have seen The Passion of Christ multiple times. I have been in Passion Plays. I know Jesus rose from the dead, o.k.? But something in those words just made me stop and realize anew that without Easter, Christianity is nothing. Without those burial linens left behind, that stone rolled away – we would not exist as a religion. God had to make it happen, in His time, in His way. And he loved us enough to send down His only Son to his death. And Jesus loved us enough to die for our sins willingly. To me, that is mind-blowingly, awesomely, incoherently amazing. How can we not fall to our knees in total thankfulness every Sunday, not just on Easter? How can we not do our best to please God in words, actions, every way possible? Especially knowing that when we fall, He and His Son will be right there to help us up, dust us off, forgive us once again, and have faith in us to try harder next time. Alleluia, praise and thanksgiving to God! Not just on Easter Sunday, not just on Sunday, but each and every day!

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