Happy Easter is one of the holiest days in the Christian calendar. Our spiritual Sunday photo takes us to Alamance Memorial Park on the Alamance/Guilford County lines- 15 miles due east of Greensboro. Easter weekend, has been extremely busy there. Families are out cleaning the graves of loved ones and replacing the flowers. In the photo above, if you look closely to the right of the small, white, flowering tree, two women are seated and working at a grave site.
The Easter/Passover season is a time of great reflection and a time to remember what our loved ones have experienced and sacrificed. As we heard one person say in the cemetery, "we pray to Jesus for the living and give thanks to Him for those who came before us."
As Lent draws to a close, Christians are entering into a fifty day period called Eastertide. Do you or your friends observe Eastertide? To many, Easter is over on Sunday and, by Easter Monday, they have started counting down until Memorial Day. To others, there are seven more Sundays of observance. By then, even this tree in the cemetery will be green and teeming with life.