Editor’s Letter

March 2016 - Editor's Letter
by Lori Hatcher

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March 2016 - Editor's Letter

I love Resurrection Sunday. Once a year, Christians all over the world commemorate the event that changed human history forever—the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Most of us, out of tradition, call the annual celebration Easter, although the Bible never uses this term.

If you do a web search on the origins of Easter, you’ll find all kinds of disturbing information. Ishtar, called Easter by some, was a queen of Babylon in the biblical days of Nimrod. Almost without exception, every vile, profane, and idolatrous practice you can think of originated at Babel with Queen Easter/Ishtar. Throw in a few bunnies and chicks as a nod to the spring fertility celebrations that also occurred at that time, and you’ll understand why many Christian churches choose to call the holiday Resurrection Sunday instead.

As a child I loved all the trappings—Easter bunnies, colored eggs, and new hats and dresses. I also loved that Easter often fell on or near my birthday. I was born on Maundy Thursday, which fell on that year. When I was three years old, my birthday fell on Easter Sunday. My mom baked me a cake that looked like a bunny, complete with construction paper ears and a jellybean nose.

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

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