G. K. Chesterton had this to say about Easter in his book The Everlasting Man:
On the third day the friends of Christ coming at daybreak to the place found the grave empty and the stone rolled away. In varying ways they realized the new wonder; but even they hardly realized that the world had died in the night. What they were looking at was the first day of a new creation, with a new heaven and a new earth; and in a semblance of the gardener God walked again in the garden, in the cool not of the evening but of the dawn.
So Happy New Year, friends. I hope as you walk with the Gardener in the dawn of this coming year you experience the rich blessings of knowing Him and making Him known.
Christ is risen. He is risen indeed!