Friday, April 6, 2012

An Explanation of Easter For The Skeptical

Metairie Cemetery

 "I still can't help wondering how we can explain away what to me is the greatest miracle of all and which is recorded in history. No one denies there was such a man, that he lived and that he was put to death by crucifixion. Where is the miracle? Well consider this and let your imagination translate the story into our own time -- possibly to your own home town. A young man whose father is a carpenter grows up working in his father's shop. One day he puts down his tools and walks out of his father's shop. He starts preaching on street corners and in the nearby countryside, walking from place to place, preaching all the while, even though he is not an ordained minister. He never gets farther than an area perhaps 100 miles wide at the most. He does this for three years. Then he is arrested, tried and convicted. There is no court of appeal, so he is executed at age 33 along with two common thieves. Those in charge of his execution roll dice to see who gets his clothing -- the only possessions he has. His family cannot afford a burial place for him so he is interred in a borrowed tomb. End of story? No, this uneducated, property-less young man has, for 2,000 years, had a greater effect on the world than all the rulers, kings, emperors; all the conquerors, generals and admirals, all the scholars, scientists and philosophers who have ever lived -- all of them put together. How do we explain that -- unless He really was what He said He was?"…Ronald Reagan

Happy Easter Everyone!


  1. Beautiful post, Linda! Have a Happy and Blessed Easter!

  2. Oh, thank you so much for sharing that quote...never heard that and I love it. So simple and so true. I think this is the first time I have been here and I am in love with your header and I truly love your "about me" statement...everything "about you" is everything I believe in. So happy for you and I hope too, that you get to French Hollow Farm :-))

    Big hug
    P.S. Where is French Hollow Farm? Website so I can peek at it??