___ posted April 03, 2012 by Debbie Swindoll
I realize that there is possibly more habit than holiness in my feelings. But the tradition of new clothes for Easter is not without holiness and it causes me to reflect on the value of tradition and celebration. Easter is meant to be celebrated. It is the chance to awaken again to the reality of resurrection and the awesome gift of new life. Wearing something new and beautiful and special can be a valid way to express that celebration.
But it is not the only way and it may not be the best way for you. Worshipping together as a family, attending a sunrise service and/or celebrating with a traditional meal are also ways that we can intentionally enter into the celebration - remember the reality that our Savior lives and because of Him, so do we.
What are your traditions at Easter? How are you planning on celebrating this year? I hope whatever you decide is purposeful and allows you the opportunity to deeply reflect on and rejoice over the gift of new life found in Christ.
This coming Sunday is Easter. Even at age 51, the images from Easter’s of my childhood continue to play a significant role in my thinking. When I think of Easter, I think of my sister and me in new pastel Easter dresses, white patent leather shoes and lacey fold over socks, my brother in an adorable suit with short pants. If I think back real far I can even conger up images of gloves and hats. To this day it is hard to go to church on Easter morning wearing something I have worn before - something that isn’t new and specifically purchased for the occasion.