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“Today is Easter, Right?”

Now I am behind in my devotions and posting, so I decided to catch up.

Easter Sunday is the Sunday that you get up real early and go to church in the dark for the “Sonrise Service.”

Then we eat breakfast together. Some breakfasts are fairly simple, some are more elaborate. Then we have the Church worship service, go home have to a large family meal, eat too much, take a nap, eat the evening meal and then disband preparing for work on Monday.

Easter is the only major day where we don’t get extra time off to celebrate. (Well, some people do get Good Friday off, making a three day weekend. )

I don’t know about you, but our family didn’t do any of these traditional things we think of on Easter. It was such a different and unsettling Easter. But as at least one of our sons reminded me, the tomb is still empty, Jesus is still alive and we celebrate that truth each Easter Sunday.

So yes indeed, Easter has come and gone.

It was quite different. Personally, I desire that we not have one like this ever again. (I will say more in the Monday post)

Matthew 1:1-10

1 After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.

2 There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. 3 His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. 4 The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.

5 The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. 6 He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. 7 Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.”

8 So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. 9 Suddenly Jesus met them. “Greetings,” he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. 10 Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.”

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