Easter, even in colonial times is remembered as the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross and through His great triumph over the power of sin and death, we can have eternal life. Across the centuries of American history, the people of this great nation including our public leaders have reminded us of the importance of Easter.
Easter in American History
Charles Carroll, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence stated:
The approaching festival of Easter, and the merits and mercies of our Redeemer…have inspired me with the hope of finding mercy before my Judge and of being happy in the life to come — a happiness I wish you to participate with me by infusing into your heart a similar hope.
Both President Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush during their terms in office remind America of the importance of Easter.
Beginning today, and culminating on Sunday morning, Christians will celebrate with their families the resurrection of Christ, His victory over death. We will remember that He gave His body and His blood—washing clean the faults and the shortcomings of the world. In our rejoicing, we will renew the hope that is ours through the risen Lord.
Easter is the most important event of the Christian faith when people around the world join together with family and friends to celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Son of God and the hope of life to come. For Christians, the life and death of Jesus are the ultimate expressions of love, and the supreme demonstrations of God’s mercy, faithfulness, and redemption.
John 14:6 “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the Life, no man cometh unto the Father but by me.” Romans 10:9 “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”
An American Heritage wishes you and your family a blessed Easter.