My Friend lived a sacrificial life. He defended outcasts and made sure that those who came to Him for help got what they needed. He traveled far distances to let people know that God was near. He didn’t always tell people what they wanted to hear, but He told them what they needed to hear, and He always told the truth. He was compassionate. He was forgiving. He spent a lot of time in prayer. He was a good Friend. That’s why I feel the need to say that He is Easter. Although I am an animal lover and appreciate rabbits for the simple fact that they are God’s creatures, they are not Easter. They are cute. They are fun. I myself buy Easter cards with bunnies on them, and I always enjoy receiving those same kinds of cards, but they are not Easter. Easter is the news that Jesus is still alive. It is the news that He is in heaven. It is the news that death could not keep Him in the grave. It is the news that we can all have life through Him; that we can all approach God the Father through Him. It is the news that God loves us. It is this . . .