|Principal Lydia Davenport, Heritage|
Elementary School, Madison, AL.
I've got news for Ms. Davenport, the all-wise, all-knowing, politically-correct principal. Nobody worships Easter. She is quoted as saying, not everybody believes in Easter. Here's a news flash for you, Ms. Davenport--NOBODY believes in Easter, but a good number of people in the world believe in Jesus Christ, the Savior, the Lord of all the Earth, the Way, the Truth and the Life, the Only Begotten of the Father, the Firstborn from the Dead, the Alpha and the Omega (I'll stop here although He has many more titles).
Easter is not about a bunny or an egg roll. Easter is about Jesus, the Messiah, who conquered death and rose from the grave on the 3rd day. Easter is about an empty tomb and a Savior who is now alive and able to make intercession on our behalf, a Savior who is now seated at the right hand of God, the Father.
|The Empty Tomb|
So Ms. Lydia Davenport, you can ban Easter-a name and a holiday because it's too exclusionary. But you can't ban Jesus, the Messiah, the King of kings and the Lord of lords, and guess what? He is as exclusionary as you can get. He DOES EXCLUDE all other religions and religious prophets, leaders, sages, etc.. Jesus said, "No man comes to the Father except through Me." (John 14:6). When you are the real deal, and everything and everyone else is a counterfeit or false god, you can make a bold statement like that, especially when you can back it up with your death on the cross as a the sacrifice for the sins of all mankind and then put the exclamation mark on it by rising from the grave three days later.
John 11:25 (ESV)
25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live,
Acts 4:1-2 (ESV)
1 And as they were speaking to the people, the priests and the captain of the temple and the Sadducees came upon them,
2 greatly annoyed because they were teaching the people and proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection from the dead. 2 greatly annoyed because they were teaching the people and proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection from the dead.,
Acts 4:10-12 (ESV)
10 let it be known to all of you and to all the people of Israel that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead—by him this man is standing before you well.
11 This Jesus is the stone that was rejected by you, the builders, which has become the cornerstone.
12 And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”