Easter, resurrection

Celebrate The Resurrection: What Does Easter Mean To You?

Revelation 21:5 Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” And He said to me, “Write, for these words are true and faithful.”

It’s Spring, the season of the Easter Celebration!  Each year at this time, we celebrate the miracle of Jesus’ Resurrection and the phenomenon of God’s miraculous power of rebirth.  This spirit is also reflected in nature and throughout the earth: dark, cold, rainy days give way to light, warmth, and longer periods of sun; plants, shriveled and dormant throughout the winter months, are now reborn with new, tender blooms; animals emerge from hibernation to introduce new young to the world.

The Easter Season symbolizes hope and rejuvenation, and it also magnifies the resilience of the human spirit.  It’s humankind’s call to renew its strength (Isaiah 40:28-31); to celebrate freedom from physical, emotional, and spiritual slavery (Galatians 5:1; Hebrews 12:12-15); to reaffirm a personal connection to God’s amazing universe and power (Ephesians 1:17-20).   As Bishop Blake would say, “That same power that brought Jesus back from the dead, also resides in us!”

“That same power that brought Jesus back from the dead also resides in us!”  – Bishop Charles E. Blake

In the spirit of this glorious season, tell us: What does Easter mean to you? Does it represent tradition?  Does it conjure a memory?  Or does Easter inspire you to create a path to something new in your life?  Shine your light on the world by sharing your reflections below.  The West Angeles family would love to hear from you!

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  1. Kep Las
    Kep Las says:

    Easter is a season of great childhood memories: of waking up to one of my Mom’s lovely hand-made Easter baskets before church; of my sister and I, in coordinating pastel outfits, attending church with our parents; of walking by the sea together afterwards. But as an adult, Easter is a reminder of just how powerful God and His Universe is: to have done “The Ultimate” by resurrecting Jesus!

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  2. Sular Gordon
    Sular Gordon says:

    Resurrection Season is the aspect of my Christian experience because it was at the cross where I first saw the Light and the burdens of my heart rolled away.

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