Thoughts By Natalie

Sunday Sessions: He Is Risen

If you don’t know this already, I love Jesus. In fact, I am who I am because of my faith in him. If you think that’s crazy, that’s okay. But honesty is my policy here, so I’m just laying it all out there.

Easter is my favorite holiday. Not because of the bunnies and the chocolates and the easter egg hunts and the pastel colors everywhere (though all of that is wonderful, too), but because of what Easter means for my life. Easter is a day of hope—a reminder that we are deeply loved, cared for, and cherished.

I love the card shown above because it’s just so clever. Yes, it’s a really witty play on words, but it’s also what really happened on Easter—today is the day in history when Jesus defeated death. As Mark 28:6 says, “He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead, just as he said would happen.”

If you’re interested, you can read the original Easter story here. And if you take nothing else from this post, just know this: today is a day that represents how loved and valuable you are to God, so be sure to dwell on that as you munch on those Easter candies, okay?

What does Easter mean to you? Is it a celebration of who Jesus is? Or something else? Would love to hear from all perspectives…

P.S. If you’re exploring faith right now or just curious about what Christians like me believe, I highly recommend reading Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis. It’s available in Kindle and paperback editions, and is one of my all-time favorite books! Another good one? Ragamuffin Gospel by Brennan Manning. Also available in Kindle and paperback editions.

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