Dear friends at Google:
Kudos on your good work. You have literally brought the world together and provided the mechanism for sharing ideas and wisdom through your innovation and genius. The name Google is ubiquitous among those seeking knowledge.
The first thing I see on my screen each morning is the Google search home page. I track the holidays by the carefully selected characters and pictures you weave into the word “Google” at the top. These are fascinating displays, done with care and artistic creativity. I was excited to open the browser this morning and see how you celebrated Easter Sunday, the most important holiday for those who follow the Christian faith. I found birthday greetings for Mr. Chavez, and while I join you in wishing him a happy day, I feel something was missing.
Maybe the importance of Resurrection Day is shrouded. Perhaps there is a concern celebrating in a public way will anger the adherents of some other faith. How many people in the world claim Christianity as their faith? I googled and found the answer is 2.5 billion out of the world population of 6 billion, about 41%. I understand many of those claiming Christianity attend church solely at Easter and Christmas. I understand many lay claim to the faith with their words but deny it with their actions. For that I am truly sorry. I have been guilty of the same response.
Christian faith is not about me, though. It is about One named Jesus who gave His very life as a payment for the sin and wrong I commit. He made this sacrifice years before I came on the scene. The best news is He did not stay dead. He was placed in a borrowed tomb and 3 days later walked out, alive forevermore. There were eye witnesses who saw Him after the resurrection and the specific tomb was known to His contemporaries. It would have been a simple task to prove He was a fake but that never happened. I understand belief in the resurrection today comes by faith and faith is not always easy.
Source for picture: http://www.captivatingnews.com/2012/04/08/scriptures-fulfilled-tomb-is-empty/
I am a Christian. I believe the accounts recorded in Scripture and this Sunday morning is a time for me to remember the One who made it all possible. The words which rock my world today are, “He is not here. He is risen!”
Keep on keeping on, Google. May God bless you.
Best wishes from a loyal user,