Easter........what comes to mind when you here the word? Family's gathered together for a big Ham dinner, Easter Egg Hunts out in the fresh green grass, dying eggs, getting lots of candy? Easter means that to us but oh so much more than the candy, the baskets and the pretty dresses Easter means that JESUS CHRIST IS ALIVE!!!!!! What in the world does that mean? That means that Jesus died on the cross on Friday for you and me. Was dead and burried and the TOMB was found EMPTY on Sunday morning because HE HAD RISEN! Jesus Christ died for you and for me but he also rose so that we may have life ever lasting in him! That excites me! Can you imagine going to the grave of some one you loved to find out that they were no longer there!?!?!?! That would be crazy, scary, and upsetting! I can't even imagine being Mary that Sunday morning years ago expecting to mourn and bury Jesus but much to her surprise finding him ALIVE!!!! We have reason to get excited and celebrate that!