Childhood Easters bring back the best memories:
Spring Easter finery worn to church regardless of how cold it was.
Easter baskets hidden, found, overflowing with colored eggs and sweets.
Especially memorable was the year that mom made Buckeye Ball eggs and we strategically arranged them behind the traditional bunny cake. (I only say we so I don’t have to take the blame entirely on myself).
(For those of you not familiar with Buckeye balls, they are peanut butter and confectioners sugar on the inside and dipped in chocolate). When shaped as a small egg they resemble… enough said.
But even with the Easter finery, bunny, and sugar high from the candy, church and family was the highlight of the day.
The soaring, majestic organ notes of “Christ the Lord is Risen Today, Alleluia!” and “Up From the Grave He Arose!”
The greeting, “He is Risen!” and response “He is Risen Indeed!”
The promise that because Christ took the sins of the world upon himself and rose from the dead three days later, we too will conquer death if we believe.
Easter is the pivotal holiday. Every other holiday means nothing without the promise of the resurrection.
He is Risen!