Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter Isn't Over!

Easter day is over, but Easter is not. I know that the term Easter originally came from a pagan goddess, but we all assign meaning to the words we use and pagan goddess has nothing to do with what Easter is to me. Easter is the Atonement and Resurrection of Jesus Christ and those continue on and on today, tomorrow, and forever. So before I stop rejoicing in the Easter season, I want to say one more thing. 

It is easy to read the story of the Passion of Christ (passion in this case means suffering) and be touched, but think about it in such universal terms that it doesn’t make a change in the way we think or act. But perhaps the greatest of all the Savior’s miracles is the fact that the Atonement while being infinite in that it covered all mankind for all time, was at the same time finite in that it was for me and for you as individuals. It was infinite in that through it the Savior can and will help me infinitely, but at the same time he knows every finite need and concern I have.

C. S. Lewis explains it this way: God “has infinite attention to spare for each one of us. He does not have to deal with us in the mass. You are as much alone with Him as if you were the only being He had ever created. When Christ died, He died for you individually just as much as if you had been the only man [or woman] in the world” (Mere Christianity [1943], 131).

That is what I rejoice in as this Easter season comes to a close. That is why Easter season may end, but Easter will not. Easter is part of every day and when I remember that, I am a different person. Jesus Christ loves us enough to save us not just in the next life, but every day of this life if we just turn to Him and remember that every day is Easter.


Wendi said...

I'm thankful that Jesus saves me every day, because I sure need it! :)

Julie said...

Thanks for sharing your love of the scriptures and of the gospel of Jesus Christ with us. I am home again in Livermore. So nice to meet you.