Easter Sunday truly is the most important holiday on the Christian calendar. This is the "big day" each year for followers of the Lord Jesus Christ. No other day can compare.
What makes it so important has nothing to do with the trappings of the westernized version of this day. Not a large bunny delivering candy to children, of course; but also not new clothes, family dinners, flowers or anything else. It's not even simply about attending a church service (although I believe the gathering of the saints together is extremely important for every believer). This day is all about the Resurrection, because without the Resurrection of Jesus we would have no hope, no assurance, no future in heaven with Him. Everything we do to celebrate Easter ought to point us toward Jesus and His Resurrection; we live because He lives. The tomb is empty. He is risen indeed!
So enjoy your family today, be blessed by the fellowship you share with your church family (and by all means, attend church every Sunday - not just on Easter Sunday!!), and feel free to enjoy eating the ears off your chocolate bunny...but let all those things point your heart and mind toward our risen Lord. Praise God the tomb is empty and our hope rests securely in Christ.
Lord bless you this Easter Sunday!
Day 173 done :)
Jan L. Burt