April 9, 2023

Easter and Spring: New Beginnings



“Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.”-- Romans 8:34 KJV


Images of Spring

Sunshine; warmer weather; pools; beaches

Stores filled with items to use at pools and beaches.

Rebirth in the plant kingdom, explosions of pastel colors, fresh scents suitable for perfumes

Symbolism of Easter

Spiritual renewal; Fresh start; second chances; white (signifying purity); pastel colors; eggs (representing the new life of chickens)

Quotes About Easter from goodhousekeeping.com

“Easter is never deserved.”--Jan Kanron


“The entire plan for the future has its key in the resurrection.”--Billy Graham


“I really do believe that God is love, one of deep affection and grace and forgiveness and inspiration.”-- William P. Young


“Dawn and resurrection are synonymous. The reappearance of the light is the same as the survival of the soul.”-- Victor Hugo


“Easter is meant to be a symbol of hope, renewal and new life.”-- Janine Di Giovanni


“Easter is very important to me. It's a second chance.”-- Reba McEntire


“God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.”-- Saint Augustine


“Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and Hallelujah is our song.”-- Pope John Paul II

Key Lessons from Easter

“…life never ends and love never dies.”--Kate McGahan

“God is love and he has defeated evil.”--Pope Francis

“…life is essentially spiritual and timeless.”-- Charles M. Crowe

My Conclusion

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.”--1 Peter 1:3 KJV

Please enjoy this touching kids’ church hymn called “He Sent His Son”.  Fair warning: you’ll probably want to grab a tissue first. 😊


Are you ready to grasp new hope?






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