All That Died, All That Lives

“Easter is not a time for groping through dusty, musty tomes or tombs to disprove spontaneous generation or even to prove life eternal. It is a day to fan the ashes of dead hope, a day to banish doubts and seek the slopes where the sun is rising, to revel in the faith which transports us out of ourselves and the dead past into the vast and inviting unknown.” ~ Anonymous

This Easter, may your mind and spirit be fully aware of all that died on the cross and all that has been brought to life through the resurrection.

What are you doing this Easter? How do you celebrate? What does Easter mean to you?

17 thoughts on “All That Died, All That Lives”

  1. beautiful quote, Nicole.

    This easter, after service, we’re feasting at my folks house. Celebrating our risen King. Praising!

    Easter to me, is shifting the focus from me to He. A time to remember what’s real and true – and important. Beyond what we’re doing here on earth – there’s something deeper going on. Remembering that.

    1. Justin,
      I love that…remembering and focusing on the fact that it
      is not just this physical life that matters, but rather our spiritual one.

      Happy Easter to you and your family.

      He is Risen.

  2. Awesome quote. I’ll be celebrating (not a time of mourning, but a time of joy) the death and resurrection of our savior.

    My hope is that churches Preach Christ and Christ crucified! Of course, also Christ resurrected!

    He is risen! #nuffSaid

    1. Moe,
      It is so crazy…before I was a believer Easter was chocolate on one side and a sad story of Christ’s death on another.

      Like you said though, now I rejoice. Now I celebrate His power over death.

      Amen also to preaching Christ crucified!

      Happy Easter my friend to you and your family.

  3. Color me shocked, but I cannot add a single thing to your post here, Nicole.

    Why would I wish to?

    Yes, our Jesus suffered a criminal’s death, that was fitting as the Lamb.

    But what’s this….?

    He will be resurrected as The King of kings and the Master of the New Covenant.

    That’s my Resurrection Weekend, Nicole.

    Thanks for posting this one.

    1. Donald,
      You said it well. What power lies in the contradiction–the slain Lamb and the Risen King.

      May your Easter celebration be blessed.

      P.S. I haven’t forgotten about your last comment on church diversity. My Internet has been shotty the last few days. I’m typing this from my phone as it were. I’ll respond when I’m able. Blessings.

      1. Nicole,

        You can save them for later if you wish. (Your comments, that is) I am preparing a post right now on racism, Jesus, and liberalism. When I get it all finished and pretty, I will be posting it. Your comments and insights would be greatly appreciated.

        I’ll specifically let you know when I post it.

        Rock on, Nicole!

  4. I’ll be trying my best to live in the drama of the weekend, mourning the death of Christ and being amazed by his resurrection on Sunday.

    Unfortunately, I have to work. Joys of living in an Islamic country.

    Anyway, I break fast on Sunday, and we’re having friends over for a nice dinner (with ham!).

    I’ve put some short observations up at the blog if you’re so inclined:

    Blessings to you this weekend!

    1. Josh,
      I’m sorry I am responding so late. My internet has been finicky the last week. I hope the breaking of your long fast and Sunday celebration was blessed. I read your post. It was lovely. I loved your description of the cross. I’ll pop over there again and leave a comment.

      Happy day after Easter to you friend.

      1. Happy Day after for you! The Orthodox call this week “Bright Week,” and they celebrate Pascha all week long. I think that’s a good way to do it. I hope I can do what I can to continue to celebrate the resurrection and be one of the “Easter people.”

        The meal was delicious, and I’m reaping the benefits of left-overs. :) Ham sandwiches! So good. I don’t get them often over here.

        Hope you had a restful and great weekend.

  5. Nicole — great quote. (next time you can just take credit for it instead of being so humble and putting Anonymous at the end)

    I am remembering my call to pick up the cross today. Sunday I will think of the resurrection that comes, but today.. i think about inner death.

  6. Nicole, This weekend I will be celebrating with my family at home. My sister will get to spend easter with her 4 year old son for the first time in a long time! Proof of God restoring lives through his son. I will get to enjoy all the yummy food and candy the Easter Bunny (my mother) brought me. Here is to parents who still do “easter Bunny and Santa clause” for ther 27 year old children! Cheers. I also intend on pocketing and hiding as many cadburry eggs as possible. (I Know you understand) Mostly I will continue to crave my Lord. His presence at church on Good Friday was so strong I did not want to leave. I fell asleep crying that night asking for more of Him. I know He is with me always, but I beleive God holds the crucifixtion of His Son dear to His heart and that poors over into all of us who love Christ this time of year. I am beside myself to go to Church this morning and rejoice in His rising! Then go home and meditate on his Goodness, Cadburry eggs aside there is a deep sense of love that fills me on this holiday!

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