What the Easter Bunny Taught Me?
Easter is most definitely one of my favorite holidays and I must admit, I, too (esp. now that I am a momma!), get all wrapped up in the Easter holiday festivities such as egg hunts, candy and chocolate, peeps of course, baskets and bunnies! I mean who doesn't love the Easter bunny?
|The cutest bunny I know!|
It's pretty easy to get taken in by the bunny and basket portion of the holiday, that sometimes we lose sight of the real meaning of Easter.
|A big thanks to Hersheys for the complimentary Easter basket they sent me from my time at Blissdom in February. I actually picked out the basket color, grass color and of course all of the chocolates. Rock solid!|
|I couldn't keep this all wrapped up until Easter. I mean com'on, this chocolate was calling out to me, whispering to me in fact sweet nothings. That mini Reester Bunnies bag just may've disappeared within days of its arrival.|
So in honor of today's special holiday, Good Friday, I thought I'd take a minute and share some passages from the good Bible that help explain the true importance and meaning behind one of America's most celebrated holidays.
Today is Good Friday.
But what does that mean exactly? For some it might be just another day off work, making for a long holiday weekend. (And, that is OK, too!)
But in the Christian sense, Good Friday is the day on which we commemorate the passion, suffering and death of the Lord, Jesus Christ on the Cross, the act that brought salvation to all who believe. It is the culmination of Holy Week, which begins on Palm Sunday and it takes place two days before Easter Sunday.
Then on Easter Sunday, Christians celebrate the Resurrection. According to Scripture, Jesus came back to life or was raised from the dead, three days after his death on the Cross. Through his death, burial and Resurrection, Jesus paid the penalty for sin, thus achieving for all who believe in him, eternal life in Christ Jesus.
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.