I have a notebook of my mother’s writings and one that caught my attention was on calling Easter New Year’s, rather than January 1st. History tells us that New Year’s has not always been celebrated on January 1st; it depended on what culture you were a part of, for when it started. We are taught that the calendar that is accepted internationally is the Gregorian calendar. This calendar was created by Pope Gregory XIII in the late 1580’s. The Gregorian calendar is a refinement of the Roman calendar that Julius Caesar created a few years after the death of Christ. So, who is to say when the true New Year really occurs?
When Christ arose from the tomb, He thereby gave us a way to have a new beginning through His death, through His blood, through His through salvation, through grace the forgiveness of our sins. We are promised in I John 1:9 “If we confess our sins, He is faith and just and will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness”. Easter, when Christ arose, gave mankind a new beginning.
Happy New Year! Celebrate for Christ arose!