Easter is a time of refreshing


By Wayne Rector, Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor resident

Easter is just about upon us. To me, Easter is a time of refreshing. It gives us a fresh look at the cataclysmic events surrounding the crucifixion and resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, an event that divided history for all time, and marked the end of Satan’s iron clad dominion over people’s souls.

When Christ in that final moment there on the cross, having suffered untold agony, hung his head and death enclosed him, an unnatural darkness covered the land from noon to 3 p.m. and the veil in the temple at the entrance to the Holy of the Holies was ripped from top to bottom, thus signifying that no longer was there a need for human high priest to atone for the sins of the people. For we now have Christ and his shed blood to cover our sins.

And, upon Christ’s resurrection, we are told in Matthew 27 verses 52 and 53, ‘the graves of many saints were opened and they arose and appeared unto many.’

Jesus is coming again and alive or dead we will see him. Carl Blackmore in his song, ‘Some Golden Daybreak,” captures the moment best:
“Some golden daybreak Jesus will come; some golden daybreak, battles all won, He’ll shout     the victory, break thru the blue, some golden daybreak, for me, for you.”

I hope you have a glorious Easter.