By Hope 103.2Friday 3 Apr 2020
What is Easter? Why do we get the public holidays? What are people remembering? Should we even be celebrating?
These are all great questions and we’re so glad you’re asking.
We hear the word ‘Easter’ every year, but what does it actually mean?
A lot of people are aware it has something to do with religion and church, and that there is a long weekend — but is it a cause for remembrance, celebration, both, neither? Nearly a billion people will celebrate Easter again this year, so obviously those numbers speak to something bigger than chocolates, Easter eggs, hot cross buns or a lazy long weekend.
Maybe, the true meaning is overlooked because of the sheer busyness of life or the current pressures we are living under — 2020 has certainly given us a stressful start. Traditionally, the Easter long weekend has been a welcome holiday to get away from our bustling lives and spend time with family or friends. But, while Easter is often misunderstood and over-commercialised, it’s the one event that can change your life — do you want forgiveness and freedom to live a life that is not gripped by fear?
To help you better understand ‘Why Easter’ and the significance and freedom Easter can bring to your life and those of your loved ones, we’ve gathered some great resources:
- Christianity Explained podcast
- Why Jesus? — Who is he? Why does he matter? Why does he want to have a relationship with me? Contact us below and we can send you a free copy of Why Jesus? thanks to Koorong
- Why Easter? What’s so important about Easter? Why is there so much interest in a person born 2000 years ago? Why are so many people excited about Jesus? Why did he die? Why do we need him? Why did he come? Contact us below and we can send you a free copy of Why Easter? thanks to Koorong
- What’s Easter all About Anyway? from Chris Witts, our Morning Devotions host
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