I think Easter is my favorite holiday. Easter is about celebrating the resurrection of Christ. Without the resurrection, we have no Christianity. If the story ended on Good Friday with Jesus on the cross, then Jesus was just a great teacher. But the story didn't end there.
After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary
Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. There was a
violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and,
going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance
was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. The guards were
so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.
The angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid, for I know
that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he
has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go
quickly and tell his disciples: 'He has risen from the dead and is
going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.' Now I have
So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled
with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them.
"Greetings," he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped
him. Then Jesus said to them, "Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers
to go to Galilee; there they will see me." (NIV)
Steve and I both had to work on Saturday, but after work we had dinner with some friends. It was nice to leave the house and spend time with people outside of work. Overall, it was a good Saturday. Sunday, we got up for church like we always do. There is always something special for me about Easter Sunday at church. After church, we ate some lunch and cleaned the house to get it ready for our visitors. Then we went over to my parent's for some Easter dinner. I really do have the greatest family on the planet.
Monday was my dad's birthday, so after work we met for dinner at Buffalo Wild Wings and went bowling. It's probably years since I've been bowling. I scored 93. I was nice to get out of the house again. Third time since I've left the house for something other than work or grocery shopping in week or maybe months. I'm looking forward to a hopefully relaxing and healing vacation next week. Overall, it was a great weekend.