To many this is the most sacred of Christian holidays, to others it's another excuse to eat a special meal, chocolate bunnies, and look for hidden decorated hard boiled eggs.
In America Christian holidays are a mixed bag of activities. These range from the solemn and sacred, such as prayers, songs, gifts, communion, preaching, meditation, etc., to parties with alcoholic beverages, dancing, egg hunts, gift exchanges, special skits and plays, etc.
On this special holiday, remember to pray for the health of our country, both physical health, mental health, and financial health. Please pray for our first responders, nurses, doctors, police, soldiers, firemen, and all other essential personnel, including President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.
Treat each other with kindness, respect, and Christian love. Don't look down on anyone or up to anyone, we are all the same in God's eyes. We are all worthy and needed. No one is non-essential in God's eyes - no one.
You may not be able to gather together as a family or a congregation, but you can still study the scriptures, celebrate with prayer and thanksgiving, and worship God for giving us his son.
Large Easter egg hunts and picnics may have to wait for another day, but we can still thank God for the food we have.
If you are healthy the number one thing to be thankful for during at this time in our life is our health and the health of our family. We should pray for the healing of those who are not healthy.
Even in the midst of this pandemic, we have so much to be thankful for.
Be thankful and enjoy the Easter Weekend!