With all the Easter fun today I felt the need to remind myself of the true meaning of the holiday. The beauty of this gift give freely to us is that we can access it all year long. No need to wait for a holiday to celebrate the completion of a promise made long before Jesus lived on this earth. Because of this promise fulfilled we have a grace given to us beyond our wildest wishes. No need for an Easter bonnet to celebrate that!
1When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go to anoint Jesus' body. 2Very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb 3and they asked each other, "Who will roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb?"
4But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled away. 5As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed.
6"Don't be alarmed," he said. "You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him. 7But go, tell his disciples and Peter, 'He is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.' " ~Mark 16: 1-7