This is what it means to me... WHAT EASTER MEANS TO MEAN ME!!! Ephesians 1:4-10 - The Message (MSG) Long before he laid down earth's foundations, he had us in mind, had settled on us as the focus of his love, to be made whole and holy by his love. Long, long ago he decided to adopt us into his family through Jesus Christ. (What pleasure he took in planning this!) He wanted us to enter into the celebration of his lavish gift-giving by the hand of his beloved Son. Because of the sacrifice of the Messiah, his blood poured out on the altar of the Cross, we're a free people—free of penalties and punishments chalked up by all our misdeeds. And not just barely free, either. Abundantly free! He thought of everything, provided for everything we could possibly need, letting us in on the plans he took such delight in making. He set it all out before us in Christ, a long-range plan in which everything would be brought together and summed up in him, everything in deepest heaven, everything on planet earth. WHEN HE RETURNS, like the verse above says, "He thought of everything, provided for everything we could possibly need," WE WILL ALL FLY UNITED, ONE IN THE KING, there's no need to pack, He has everything! HAPPY EASTER to all my born-again brothers and sisters! :type: So what does Easter represent to you???