there is more to it then chocolate eggs, bunnies, and jelly beans

As Easter approaches, don’t be caught up in the commercialism of it all.

It is sad to think that some know nothing more about this blessed season then the treats eaten or baskets given.

Egg hunting, dye-ing, and eating is fine but let them remind you of more than just the superficial connection to this holy day.

The egg is a great example for the Trinity – 3 parts: one egg and one God; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit living as One just like the egg has a shell, yolk, and egg white – 3 parts equaling 1 egg. Read more about this at:

http://www.cafelogos.org/eggandi.html

The eggs and the bunnies

both symbolize new life especially in the spring so they are fitting for the season, but the notion of an Easter bunny laying eggs or delivering baskets fixes kids’ eyes on getting and fairy tales rather than truth and Christ’s resurrection. Teach that the egg can remind us of Jesus emerging from the tomb as He was resurrected just as a new baby chick breaks forth through the shell and emerges.

Many holiday roots often stem back to pagan traditions just as the eggs and bunny. So, be careful about giving them too much of a center stage especially with little ones watching. Understand the roots and decide what you will or won’t include so no confusing or mixed messages are given to those waiting to criticize how you lead your life and others who will learn by your example.

Turn everything into a way God can be introduced into conversations and be brought into everyday life not just holy holidays.

By the way, here’s a fun fact for your day: jelly beans are believed to be a cross between Turkish delight and Jordan almonds. They were sent to soldiers during the civil war and didn’t become associated with Easter time until the 1930s most likely due to their egg like shape. Want to know more of their history? Click this link: https://www.thespruceeats.com/the-history-of-jelly-beans-1328767

Remember, there is more to it then chocolate eggs, bunnies, and jelly beans. Come Sunday morning, be ready to say: “He is risen!” And hopefully those you say it to will respond with: “He is risen indeed!” For that is the true meaning of why we celebrate!

The tomb is empty – let’s celebrate!

And yes, there is more to it then chocolate eggs, bunnies, and jelly beans.

Tell the world of the Risen Savior.

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He has risen just as He said. (Matthew 28.16, Luke 24.6, Mark 16.6)

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