Today is the day we celebrate Easter. For many people it is about eggs and bunnies and chocolate :) and chicks and hunts and Spring.
Today is the day we celebrate the risen Savior. He died in our place...He paid the price for our sin...He suffered separation from the Father for us. But the glorious truth is that He rose from the dead. We can't have the rising without the death. We can't celebrate the rising without appreciating the suffering - and understanding why He did it, why He had to do it.
Our sin has separated us from God. The only way to restore our relationship with Him (and allowing us to spend eternity with Him) is death. Our deaths would not be enough. Jesus died in our place as a sacrifice. He laid His life down and allowed all the sin of the world - past, present and future - to be laid upon Him, so He could purchase our salvation. Such a dear price to pay for each and every person in the world - and then to have so many reject His precious gift.
So, while you enjoy the bunnies, the baskets, the hunts, and the chocolate, remember the Savior and His desire for a personal, love relationship with you.
Blessed Easter to each and every one. Father sends His love.