Easter is one of the most charming and beautiful seasons of the
year. The majority of people like this festival. They like it for different
reasons. Most people do not have to go to work during this time. They
can stay home and relax. Another reason is good food. It is an
occasion to prepare a feast. You can get a variety of delicacies. The
homemade ham and pound, yeast, and cheese cakes are just a few of
examples of this good food.
Children like Easter because of presents. It is said that a hare
brings gifts for them. Kids are expecting this fairy tale creature on
Sunday morning. On Easter Monday people pour water on each other.
You can have fun when you make somebody wet and escape from
attacks of others.
Although the origin of this festival is the resurrection of Jesus
Christ, sometimes this fact might be forgotten by people. You can
easily concentrate on these folk traditions and lose the true meaning
of the festival. In my opinion, it is really hard to focus on the important
meaning because we are all surrounded by commercial stuff. You can
hear advertisements everywhere about things you should have in
order to enjoy this festival.
I am very glad because I spent the last Easter in a different way
than usual. My wife and I really tried to focus on the fact of the
resurrection. We had time to praise God for what He did and has done
for us. We wanted to show our children the true meaning of this
festival, so we read the Bible more than usual, watched a Christian
movie, and visited a cemetery. There was also a special service for
children organized by our congregation. All the more, I led three
services in different places. We also visited our family and went for
two walks. It was cold and snowy, but we enjoyed these trips. We
could observe nature, wild birds, and spring flowers.
This was really a precious time for all of us. For me personally, it
was the best Easter I have ever spent. We are thankful to God for