Question: Which day of the year do chickens hate the most?
Answer: Good Fry-day!
Today is April 22 and I am sitting here at my desk enjoying the morning. In front of me is a cup of coffee, my computer and pictures of my kids.
I do not have to do any work as it is a national holiday so I find the time at my desk relaxing.
That is until I look out the window I see… SNOW!
I cannot believe the weather we have been having here in Canada this spring. We should be out on the golf courses and due to strange weather patterns, we still have snow on the ground in late April.
So much for a GOOD FRIDAY 😦
In reality, the weather and my moods and our inability to golf have nothing to do with today being a GOOD FRIDAY. This Easter holiday is not about time off, it is about something that happened around 2000 years ago.
*Disclaimer: To our Atheist and Non-religious friends, we think you guys are amazing but this is where we present our list of 7 with a Christian perspective.
Since Jeff and I are both Christians we feel that the Easter Season is the foundation for what we believe. For this reason we want to give you some information about Easter in the form of a list of 7.
7 Things Christians believe about Easter
1. The Easter Season is made up Lent, Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Monday
- Lent: 40 days before Easter
- Palm Sunday: When Jesus enters Jerusalem
- Maundy Thursday: The Last Supper
- Good Friday: Jesus was Crucified
- Easter: Jesus rose from the dead.
If you want more information about these days, click here.
2. When Jesus entered into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, he did so on a Donkey. This is the first account in the Bible where Jesus did not walk (except when he was on a boat). Riding into a city was culturally the practice of a King.
3. Jesus was crucified on a wooden cross. This was not a rare form of punishment but one that the Romans preformed regularly to criminals. The Romans knew what they were doing when they killed Jesus.
4. Easter is usually celebrated on (or close to) the date of the Jewish feast Passover. This is because Jesus was crucified during the Passover festival. EASTER never occurs before March 22nd, or after April 25th.
5. The traditional purpose of Lent is the preparation of the believer for Easter through prayer, repentance, and self-denial.
6. Writings in the Old Testament contain details regarding the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus. The amazing thing is that scholars agree that these manuscripts were written hundreds of years before Christ walked on the earth.
7. The Resurrection of Christ is important to Christians because when Jesus rose from the grave he provided new life for all who believes in Him. This is actually the reason why many people hide Easter Eggs as eggs are an ancient symbol of new life.
For more information about Jesus and His significance at Easter, check this out.