No More Bunny

April 6, 2012 in Five Minute Friday,Holidays

I can’t find the connection. Bunnies, eggs, candy…Easter? Sometimes Satan lures us away from with entertainment for our kids. Still, I worried they would feel left out. Even though I know such feelings, when monitored and allowed to run their course, usually strengthen faith.

We’ve never had visits by the bunny. I didn’t want to confuse the kids. How could a small child think about Christ when a magic bunny would be leaving candy? It was too much to ask. As an adult, I couldn’t even plan the bunny’s baskets and still focus.

My oldest has lived a decade without the bunny. But this year, we add a tradition (I hope). A Christian Passover meal. Because the the connections between the freedom of Christ’s resurrection and the freedom the lamb’s blood brought to the Israelites floors me. And it is here, that I want to bring my family to pause. Sin. Blood. Death. Freedom. A different path to freedom than the one taught in our country’s history, so much bigger, so perfect.

Dear reader, thanks for encouraging me daily in this place. I pray that this weekend, your hearts and minds will mourn and sing as you contemplate the light of the world.

A gift for you because I love to see your faces dear readers: a 3-year-old Easter picture of my family, the only one I could find! Happy Easter.

And that silly “left out” worry from the first paragraph? On Monday I will go to the store, buy discounted candy and the following weekend, we will have a Spring egg hunt (still no bunny, the girls know who hides the eggs). Because the connection between eggs and spring. That I get. And after Easter, that’s the perfect time to celebrate the new creations of spring.

Have a glorious weekend.

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Linda April 6, 2012 at 10:56 am

I hope you do a follow up post on how your Passover meal goes. I would be interested to hear your thoughts and to hear how it was received by your children. PS we never did the bunny either.


HopeUnbroken April 6, 2012 at 11:28 am

we’ve never done the bunny, either, although there have been a few years when they’ve been given special gifts that i’ve found. it just depends on the year, and it’s always just a celebration of the day, not the bunny 🙂
love the idea of the Passover meal. my kids have all done that once, but we’ve never done it together as a family. maybe i’ll think about that for next year.
have a blessed weekend!


Positively Alene April 6, 2012 at 12:23 pm

Love your heart! Love what you are doing. Hope we can meet one day! And those precious girls are darling!!!


Audra Silva April 6, 2012 at 3:07 pm

I’ll have to check out the post on the Passover meal. We don’t do the bunny either. I do love your idea of a Spring Egg hunt though. I think celebrating Easter, then celebrating Spring is a wonderful plan. 🙂


Kerri S April 6, 2012 at 4:49 pm

I love your thoughts! we don’t do the bunny either…but how fun to do a spring egg hunt!
i would love to read about your Passover meal.
have a blessed Easter weekend! it’s Friday…but Sunday’s coming!!


Alia April 6, 2012 at 7:55 pm

Yes, keep us informed about the Passover meal. I went to one at a friends before I was married or had kids and it was such a special experience but we’ve never done it as a family. I love the idea and the significance though.


Kate Mckimmet April 6, 2012 at 8:41 pm

thanks for sharing your heart here today. It encourages me. May your weekend be filled with His glory, light and peace.


AB HOME Interiors April 6, 2012 at 11:55 pm

As long as your house is filled with love and yummy meals you don’t need a bunny. Have a wonderful weekend.


Jennifer @ April 7, 2012 at 9:11 pm

Were you able to enjoy a Passover meal as a family? Our family has done so for several years now, and it’s one of my girls’ favorite traditions of the whole year. Happy Easter.


Bonnie Ferrell April 9, 2012 at 12:35 pm

Passover meal sounds like a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

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