Happy Easter

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Dear Readers of Country Squire Magazine, a Very Happy Easter to You all. Today is a joyous day. Jesus Christ is risen. Today marks the resurrection of Jesus three days after his death by crucifixion. For Us Christians, Easter is the joyful end to the Lenten season of fasting and penitence.

1 Peter 1:3: “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.”

1 Corinthians 15:21: “For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man.”

In commemorating the Resurrection of Jesus, Easter also celebrates the defeat of death and the hope of salvation. Christian tradition holds that the sins of humanity were paid for by the death of Jesus and that his Resurrection represents the anticipation believers can have in their own resurrection.

God Bless You all this Easter Sunday. Enjoy the good weather and feast well. I have left You this prayer to contemplate today:

Wonderful God, my soul is filled with joy as I celebrate the Resurrection today! Thank you that you’re alive, and that you want a relationship with me. I want to enjoy a relationship with you, as well. After Jesus rose from the grave on the first Easter, an angel told people “do not be afraid” (Matthew 28:5). I can rise beyond fear this Easter by trusting you. I’m looking forward to new adventures together day by day. I love you, Lord!

Amen.