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Traditional Easter … I Do Love That!

I don’t know why, but this year I am thinking alot about ‘traditional’ Easter (thus the retro logo)!

I remember as a kid that Easter meant getting dressed up (putting on the dreaded tie that my mom loved and I despised), wearing new shoes, going to church, eating a wonderful meal, having an Easter egg hunt and, believe it or not, getting a baby chick (it was legal then … in fact, sometimes they even dyed them so they looked more Eastery)!

‘Traditional’ Easter … I do love that!

Years later, my Easter traditions remain largely unchanged! I still get dressed up (no more new Easter shoes but I do put on the dreaded tie … in memory of you mom!), always go to church, still enjoy a special Easter meal (preferably centered around lamb prepared by Valerie Evangelides), look for an Easter egg hunt (Thousand Hills Church in the Netherlands & The Hague have a big one) and wish for the chick!

‘Traditional’ Easter … I do love that!

I also love the ‘traditional’ truth that we celebrate at Easter!

God, because of His great love for us, sent His Son to live among us and then to die for us, so that thru Him we could have abundant, eternal life!

That message is more than ‘traditional’ … it is eternal!

Recently, I was thinking about an old ‘traditional’ song entitled, The Love Of God’. This great song, which was written by Frederick M. Lehman in 1917, is rich in meaning and it’s message still has great significance in our world today.

“The Love Of God”

The love of God is greater far
Than tongue or pen can ever tell
It goes beyond the highest star
And reaches to the lowest hell
The guilty pair, bowed down with care
God gave His Son to win
His erring child He reconciled
And pardoned from his sin

(Chorus) O love of God, how rich and pure!
How measureless and strong!
It shall forevermore endure
The saints’ and angels’ song

Could we with ink the ocean fill
And were the skies of parchment made
Were every stalk on earth a quill
And every man a scribe by trade

To write the love of God above
Would drain the ocean dry
Nor could the scroll contain the whole
Though stretched from sky to sky


Actually, I found this song with classic video clips from past Billy Graham Crusades! If you have time, enjoy this ‘traditional’ moment!

‘Traditional’ Easter … I do love that!

Hope you do enjoy all your favorite ‘traditions’ and greater still … glory in the Eternal truth that forever remains our hope and salvation!

He Is Risen … He Is Risen Indeed!!

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