I'm about to head over for the Easter service at church. I feel like my approach to this holiday has within the last year or so changed. In a good way.
"Death swallowed up by triumphant Life!
Who got the last word, oh, Death?
Oh, Death, who's afraid of you now?
It was sin that made death so frightening and law-code guilt that gave sin its leverage, its destructive power. But now in a single victorious stroke of Life, all three—sin, guilt, death—are gone, the gift of our Master, Jesus Christ. Thank God!" ~1 Corinthians 15:54b-58
I have gone from celebrating this passage once a year to meditating on it everyday. Because it's not just candy and bunnies for me anymore. It's a matter of life and death.