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Easter's for church

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It's Easter time; time for cute little bunnies, baskets full of goodies, fluffy little chicks and ducklings. When I was much, much younger, I had colored chicks, one pink, one lavender. Unfortunately, one of them ran backward a lot and died soon after. The other, I named her Henrietta, grew up to be a fine Rhode Island Red (naturally colored).
Easter is also the time to buy a new Easter outfit, complete from head to toe. After all, that's what Easter is about, right?
For most of us, Easter is the time we remember how Jesus Christ, the Son of God, suffered and died on the cross for our sins. Yes, "the sun turned to darkness that day as they placed a crown of thorns upon his head. Soldiers pierced his naked side as they drove the nails so deep, spilled his blood and made him weep."
Oh, he could have called "ten-thousand angels to destroy the world and set him free, but he died alone for you and me."
But that's not the end. The Bible tells us that on the third day, Jesus arose from the grave and now lives with his Father in Heaven.
Because He lives, and because we believe in him, we can have hope for all our tomorrows. This is the true meaning of Easter: He lives.
Make this Easter Sunday a special day in your life. Put on that new Easter outfit and go to church. Give thanks for what Jesus did for us, now and forever.
Pray for the world and our country. Remember, Jesus Christ the King, is coming again. It's all prophesied in the book, really!
You might even get to sing some of the songs I borrowed from in this letter.
Margaret Keith
Chiefland