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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