Editor’s Letter

May 2015 - Editor's Letter
by Lori Hatcher

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May 2015 - Editor's Letter

Easter has come and gone for another year.

I’ve gathered the plastic eggs for the final time, picked the remnants of Easter grass out of the carpet, and tossed my once-beautiful Easter lily in the trash. My family and I have eaten enough ham and sweet potato casserole to see us through to Thanksgiving, and I’ve squirreled away my annual stash of Reese’s peanut butter eggs. Noteworthy is that I’ve made it through another season without accidentally eating one of those nasty black jellybeans.

Spring break has passed, and kids everywhere are back to school. It’s official—Easter is over.

I wonder how the disciples felt when their first Easter was over? When, instead of baskets filled with fake grass going up into the attic, Jesus, their resurrected Savior, went up into heaven?

The picnics on the seashore were a thing of the past. No more late night talks and early morning prayer times. Visiting friends had gone home. The celebration was finished. It was time to go back to work. Easter was over.

Or was it?

Easter—Resurrection Sunday—the day that changed history forever launched a celebration that continues to this day—every day—as believers continue to share the good news of that early morning miracle. The disciples knew their work wasn’t over—nay, as Karen Carpenter once sang, they’d only just begun.

Why did Christ die for you?   www.whyhedied.org

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