1. an annual Christian festival in commemoration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, observed on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the vernal equinox, as calculated according to tables based in Western churches on the Gregorian calendar and in Orthodoxchurches on the Julian calendar.
2. Also called Easter Sunday. the day on which this festival is celebrated.
Romans 6 (NIV
Dead to Sin, Alive in Christ
What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? 2 By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer? 3 Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4 We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.
5 For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly also be united with him in a resurrection like his. 6 For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin-- 7 because anyone who has died has been set free from sin.
8 Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. 9 For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him. 10 The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God.
11 In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus.12 Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires. 13 Do not offer any part of yourself to sin as an instrument of wickedness,but rather offer yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer every part of yourself to him as an instrument of righteousness.14 For sin shall no longer be your master, because you are not under the law, but under grace.
As we read the dictionary and the Bible, we find what this day meanings of Easter. However, it means different things to people. Some people only attend Church on Easter or Christmas. It is those days that the think about Christ and want to celebrate him. Others attend Church on a regular bases. Some never attend but believe in God and others don't believe at all. It is our choice to believe the Bible and what is written within the pages. I believe there is freedom in asking Jesus to forgive me of my sins of life. A new way of thinking came to me and a peace beyond a human understanding happens. It takes time to learn and grow in God. This day is about a celebration of how Jesus appeared again and then went away to give us each freedom. A story written and you can read about it further in the Bible
I give thanks this day for Jesus and my freedom. My prayers continue for you, your family and friends. I hope you have a HAPPY EASTER and see all the things God has already done in your life.