If you don't show up early for church on Easter Sunday, chances are you'll have a hard time finding a seat. At First Baptist Church in Carthage, where I attend, it was so crowded last Easter that this year, they held the service at the new Civic Center.

Easter Sunday is the one day that nearly everyone goes to church. Even people who normally don't go to church, will go on Easter Sunday.
It's kind of like Christmas as far as Christian holidays go.
At Christmas, we're celebrating the birth of baby Jesus, the savior of the world, who was born, so He could go to the cross and die for our sins.
And on Easter Sunday, we're celebrating the death, burial and especially resurrection of Jesus. This is so important for those of us who are Christians.
Because if Jesus didn't rise from the dead we're all without hope.
The fact that He IS alive means we too shall live.
When you bury a loved one who is a Christian there is that wonderful hope that you'll see them again because of the resurrection.
So, enjoy celebrating Easter today with the Bunny and the egg hunts, but don't forget that Jesus rose from dead, and because He lives, we shall live also!