True, ultimately this land would have been populated, but it would have been for entirely different reasons. Instead of living in the golden land of opportunity, we’d most likely be under the crushing rule of a tyrannical monarchy, or worse.
So while the marketing is clever, Easter isn’t really about egg hunts or plastic bunnies. It also isn’t about pastel dresses or roasted hams. It’s singularly about freedom. Freedom from earthly prisons, worry and despair. It’s also about the ‘Fourth-of-July’, ‘Veterans’ day, ‘Pearl Harbor’ day, ‘Thanksgiving’, and ‘President’s day, to name a few, because none of those holidays would exist if it wasn’t for Easter. And Christmas wouldn’t mean much either because the child born in a manger, would have been just another child. Thank God for Easter, because it’s Christ’s resurrection which changed everything, and paved the way for every American to live without chains.
So after church, when you go out to Sunday brunch remember that the next holiday depends on this one. And when you pull out your wallet to pay, take a good look at the words on your greenbacks. There’s a reason it says, “In God We Trust.” Happy Easter!
Joanne Moudy is the author of “The Tenth,” a paranormal thriller exploring the very real trauma of abortion in a fictional realm. She proudly served as an officer in the military for nine years, before specializing in emergency nursing until retirement. She speaks regularly on the subjects of religious freedom, traditional marriage, and pro-life, and the impact of liberalism and secularism on all of humanity. You can follow her on Twitter @composedof1.