Last night we met with our home church for an early Easter service, and I was trying to explain to Meg about what Easter means to us. She understands about Christmas. A little baby who is born to be a king, is something she gets. It's harder to explain how that little baby grew up to be a man who was killed because he was God's son.
Yet for us as Christians, this is at the core of what we believe. I found this video (love YouTube!), which explains simply why Easter is so important to Christians.
On Sunday, you can bet we will be having a long lunch with family, and an egg hunt with the kids. But we will also be remembering why we celebrate Easter. We celebrate that, through Jesus dying on the cross, we are free from the consequences of our sin, and that we will be with God for ever.