Today is Good Friday. The day that we remember the death of our messiah Jesus the Christ.
This morning I will go to church. Together as a community we will sing, pray, celebrate communion as a way to tell the story of Jesus's death.
A few days ago I was involved in a story time at the church. It was lots of fun. I ended up telling a couple of silly stories (some of the others told more serious stories - good to have both). But as I got ready I wanted to tell a story about Easter. The problem was that I could not find a good kids book on it. Oh there were lots on Christmas. There were just lots of good children's books. But there was this major hole - very few were on Easter. Easter the most important time for us who follow Jesus.
In fact we looked at one children's bible. It talked about creation, the flood, David and Goliath, Daniel and the lions den, Christmas, some of Jesus healing, and then nothing. No mention of Jesus dying.
My wife asked can we really even call that a bible. After all it missing the key story.
So today don't forget the story of Easter - the real one.