When Easter Took on New Life

Brightly colored plastic eggs, marshmallow chicks, and chocolate bunnies collected in a pretty basket were part of Easter in my early years. As were new Easter dresses, large family get-togethers, and, of course, the Easter story. While I believed Christ died and rose again, it didn’t have the sense of reality that everyday life had. Preachers attempted to make the shift from Bible story to real event using various methods including describing some of the physical consequences of torture and being nailed to a cross. Still, the resurrection often lacked the emotional impact it should have had for me. That is, until Easter 1990. Just two months earlier, on a late night in early February, I gav

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