The great gift of Easter is hope. (Basil Hume, 20th century churchman)
“I still believe in Santa, the Easter bunny, the tooth fairy…” is one person’s thought of Easter. Another: “Easter is the time to rejoice and be thankful for the gift of life, love, and joy.” The Christian hope that Hume speaks of gives us confidence in God because of the resurrection of Jesus which we celebrate today. It’s his triumph over sin and death that gives hope.
We are reborn to experience a living, energetic hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. (1 Peter 1:3)