People are going around saying, "Have a happy Easter!" and it is a nice wish to have for our friends and family. But what makes Easter a happy one? Ham? Easter egg hunt? Chocolate bunnies up to the sky? Well, that does sound awefully good. Can't have enough chocolate bunnies. Ever. After tomorrow, that's it. No more until next year.
But as fun as all these things are, a man was dead for three days and was resurrected. He visited his friends, appeared to hundreds of people, and it sealed the veracity of His news that He's God, lived a perfect human life among us His creation, fulfilled every demand of the Old Testament Law and that He died for our sins in our place so we don't have to. The resurrection--and having a formerly dead man walking and talking and eating breakfast-- is the proof of His message.
So, I'm baking a ham and sharing it with some friends to celebrate something really wonderful and amazing. Something really good.