KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - Hundreds of service members and civilians celebrated Easter with a Holy Week of services.
"On the evening of the first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said 'Peace be with you.'" (John 20:19)
Easter is all about celebrating new life. Even the secular observance is all about the beginning of new life.
"Jesus is alive!" Can you imagine the excitement in the voices and faces of the women who told their good news to the disciples? Even more, can you imagine the disbelief in the hearts and the minds of those who heard the declaration?
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Well, another celebration of Easter is here, and many of us will rejoice in the good news of the stone being rolled away and the tomb found empty.
On a Sunday morning long ago, when the disciples of Jesus first encountered their risen Lord, they "came to him, clasped his feet and worshipped him." (Matthew 28:9)
I remember looking forward to Easter Sunday when I was a child.
Sunday begins what is often called "Holy Week."
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