Easter every day

“What is Easter all about?” I asked my dad one day.
     I had a feeling that I knew the next thing he would say.
     “What have you learned in Sunday School?” he asked me with a smile.
     I knew it wasn’t bunnies, but I had to think awhile.
     “My teacher said that Jesus Christ showed life is for forever.”
     “That’s right,” said Dad. “God is our Life and never changes, ever.”
     Dad told me then why Easter is his favorite day of all
     And why he celebrates it summer, winter, spring, and fall.
     I said I didn’t get it—Easter’s just one day a year.
     But then he told a story you’ll be very glad to hear
     About how Jesus’ enemies tried everything they could
     To stop him healing people and to stop him doing good. 
     He knew that they would try to end his life and think they did,
     But he would pray and rise up from the tomb where he was hid.
     When his disciples saw him, they could not believe their eyes.
     Then they remembered he had said in three days he would rise. 
     They knew then every lesson that he taught them had been true
     And that their lives were safe in God—just like for me and you.
     So now I know that even though it’s Easter once a year,
     I can be happy every day that Easter good is here.
     No matter what it looks like, Jesus showed that nothing bad
     Could ever end God’s goodness or could keep us feeling sad.
     Because we live in God’s great love, we’re always Easter glad!

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