Meaning of Easter

In some languages, a dead person is referred to as being late. You will think this is a late message but not so. We too soon forget what Easter really means. It is not a one-day event at all. It is the spirit of joy we should carry with us at all times.

As St Augustine said: We are an Easter people and alleluia is our song.

The dictionary defines the difference between the word hallelujah and Alleluia. Hallelujah is an Anglicization of Hebrew for “praise the Lord”, where Hallel is the verb “to praise, and “Lord” represents the Tetragrammaton name… Latin made that alleluia, and English got it from the Christian missionaries from Rome.

(Tetragrammaton means a four-letter Hebrew name for God revealed to Moses, usually written as YHVH or YHWH (Exodus 3:13-14.) Orthodox Jews regard this name of God as too sacred to be pronounced, whose initial syllable is something like “yah”.)

As St Augustine said: We are an Easter people and alleluia is our song. Hallelujah or Alleluia is a rejoicing term meaning. HE IS RISEN!

And that’s why I agree with St Augustine. We are indeed an Easter people and Alleluia is our song, every day, all day and every day right into eternity.

Moses said to God, “Suppose I go to the Israelites and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ Then what shall I tell them?”

God said to Moses, “I am who I am. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I am has sent me to you. (Exodus 3:13-14, NIV)

Prayer-God, we gratefully acknowledge the joy of Easter as every day, all year term! Hallelujah, He is risen! He is risen indeed! Amen.


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