Tri-State Christians celebrate Easter Sunday

Recently I was asked what determines when we celebrate Easter Sunday?

Jesus' arrest, trial, death and burial was a process that had to happen so God's promise could come to pass. Every year people of all ages, from all over the world and from all realms of Christian life walk together at Easter to Holy Island. Usually the date is determined on basis of lunisolar calendar which is similar to the Hebrew calendar.

In a special Easter Message to Nigerians, Senator Tinubu said Jesus Christ died for mankind. The festival is called Easter, Pascha in Greek or Ressurection Sunday.

Easter is the most important day of the year for Christians.

"Easter is a time of reflection and joy". It arrives 3 days after Good Friday, which commemorates Christ's crucifixion and death, which is a day of mourning.

The senior Pastor of Shelter of Glory Church, Makurdi, the Benue state capital, King Omudu, gave the charge during the Sunday Easter service. Enjoy this handsome holiday with your loved ones!

This Easter do we recognize the reality of God's existence, goodness, and place in our life?

According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. But since he is alive, we who follow him will live beyond this earthly existence.

Earth's saddest day and gladdest day were just three days apart! All have to do with God giving man life and providing a way for relationship with Him.

The eggs are meant to symbolise new life.

The love which makes the human mind soften with kindness is a gift from the God transferred through the Easter. And the best news of all: He's not waiting for you to become "perfect" to accept you. He would have stood at the edge of the ocean and welcomed those who come here in fear, in peace and with hope in their hearts.

And yet, we stand up and say no Syrian refugees here.

Easter baskets are nice with all the chocolate candy or special toys and the fun of hearing kids talk about where they found their baskets always brings a smile to my face.

If it weren't for the handsome spring weather, I'd be really upset with that damn bunny for eating all my flower bulbs.

"Even the darkest moments can be filled with light because of the good news of Easter", Palmer said.

"Easter is a happy occasion and entire family celebrates it together".

  • Leroy Wright