Easter Thoughts

One of the things that I have been surprised about is the notion that Easter celebration in the U.S. is marked with lots of candy, the Easter Bunny and sales. I love a good sale but there is something about the holidays being marked with lots of commercialization instead of celebrating the meaning of the holiday.

My son is at the age where he is beginning to love chocolate which is funny and he is at the age when he will ask what is the Easter Bunny and I wonder how I will explain that the Easter Bunny makes chocolate. I do not think he would eat that chocolate when I explain it that to him.

If the Easter bunny pops chocolate in Easter what does he do during the rest of the year, make flowers or shiny wrappers that are used to wrap the chocolate at Easter? Any way… I digress

The Easter week I recall is going to Church on Palm Sunday and this event is found in Mark 11. It is about Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem and on the Friday of the same week, we remember the death of Jesus on the cross see Mark 15 and on Easter we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus from the grave and how he conquered death see Mark 16

That is the Easter story I want to tell my kid. Yes, I believe in Jesus’ dying on the cross to save a sinner like me. Easter to me is about life and living again. That I am known by the creator of man, woman and the earth and this creator knows me, Ezanya.

That I am not perfect and cannot have a relationship with him. To make a relationship possible with God, God sent his Son, Jesus to the cross to make an imperfect me perfect through Jesus.

I can pray and know that God hears me and that His promises of being with me are true. That when I have had nothing to give, He gave everything to make a relationship with Him possible.

This is what I will tell my kid. That God who made the world sent His Son Jesus to die for us. He did not remain in the grave and He resurrected, is alive to day. That is why we celebrate Easter- not bunnies, candy or sales.

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