To their minds the story seemed madness, and they could not believe it. Luke 24:11
It’s Resurrection Day, Easter Sunday, and Cesar Chavez’s 86th birthday. But you already knew that, didn’t you? Well at least a pair of them. For many, it’s Easter and a wascally wabbit will soon hide eggs so that the baskets he earlier delivered can be put to use. Also for the many, we celebrate our Risen Lord; He’s Alive! Regarding Cesar, someone’s probably asking “wow dude, what do you… keep like a list of birthdays of old dead guys so as to remember their feats and contributions?”
No, nothing like that. I just opened Google Chrome. There he was, center stage, labor revolutionist. Will you join me for a round of Happy Birthday? I mean, this is pretty significant stuff here. One can hardly blame Google for wanting to recognize a man with acts of this magnitude as opposed to say, Jesus, the Savior of the world rising victoriously from His tomb.
In all seriousness though, I really feel sorry for the Easter bunny. Looks like he’s getting a taste of his own medicine. It’s okay buddy, I’ll eat a boiled egg on your behalf after church later.
And to those at Google, you’re looking a lot like a bunch of religious leaders offering a rich bribe to coax some graveside guards to lie, “Tell them His disciples came and stole the body.”
I have no doubt Mr. Chavez was a man driven by passion for the hurting and the abused. I can even muster up a little compassion for a forgotten rabbit. But I have to be really honest with you here. These things pretty much pale to nonexistence in the light of an empty tomb that gave forth the victorious risen Savior and Lord! “He is not here; He is risen.”
But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. 1 Corinthians 15:20