My favorite "Easter" passage is found in Luke 24:25-27. It's a piece of the Emmaus road story -
Then he [Jesus] said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken:I put Easter in quotation marks because the word comes from a pagan holiday, the feast of Ishtar, I believe. Ishtar was the Babylonian goddess of fertility. This fit nicely with the spring theme, hence all of the bunnies and eggs. In the really ancient days of Babylon, babies were sacrificed to Ishtar.
Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory?
And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.
There is nothing new under the sun.
There's no point in getting all caught up in these details. The important thing is that He rose and we're celebrating. Do I care what day? Not really, although I know it has some prophetic significance. But it is fascinating to study the history of these things. It was a hobby of mine for awhile.
Okay, now that I've completely bored you with all of that, He is risen! He is risen indeed.
On to the videos.
Why I chose this one, I don't know. I'm up for some feel-good fluff this morning, I guess: