This year, a group of seniors received a very special Easter surprise made by a women’s ministry group and delivered by a local church. These Easter bags were lovingly made for each senior at the apartments with their needs in mind. Each bag containing food, essentials, goodies, and a special gift for the senior. As the church joyfully delivered the bags with a “Happy Easter” greeting, many of the residents commented on how long its been since they’ve received anything for Easter and how much they appreciated being thought of and cared for in this very special way. What a simple joy it is to serve someone in such a sweet way.
Reflecting on the joy of that day and the love that was showed to those seniors, I’m reminded of the greatest example of love that has ever been shown for us all; the crucifixion . For Christians the world over the significance of Easter is paramount. It represents the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The crucifixion displaying the unconditional love and forgiveness of God and the resurrection giving us the undeserved gift of eternal life. The picture painted through the bible is vividly clear, “The Gospels do not explain the Resurrection; the Resurrection explains the Gospels. Belief in the Resurrection is not an appendage to the Christian faith; it is the Christian faith.” (John S. Whale)
Taking care of the least of these.