Some adults and mostly children think of EASTER as bunnies, dyed eggs, chocolate candies, an EASTER basket or an EASTER lily plant.
When my nephews and nieces were children, my sister and I would gather around the kitchen table with them to dye eggs and then later hide them around the front lawn and house. It was a fun and get-together time for all of us.
My sister and her husband belonged to a church organization called The Mariners, composed of “young” married couples. For several years, she opened her home and prepared an EASTER breakfast for the members of The Mariners. I can tell you she had SOME breakfast, which was enjoyed by all. It was more like a feast than breakfast.
THE TRUE MEANING OF EASTER IS TO REMEMBER THAT JESUS CHRIST WAS BURIED ON GOOD FRIDAY AND RESURRECTED AFTER THREE DAYS AND IS NOW LIVING.
I was baptized on EASTER Sunday in the barren desert of Arizona while being incarcerated in a concentration camp in 1943. Through these many decades and especially, these last two decades, I have been blessed with profound joy, my prayers answered and comforted in time of afflictions.
Easter assures me, that there is indeed a LIVING CHRIST WHO WILL NEVER FORSAKE US, IF WE ONLY BELIEVE.
HAPPY EASTER TO ALL!
Maggie Ishino is a Rafu typist and can be reached at email@example.com. Opinions expressed are not necessarily those of The Rafu Shimpo.