More often these days we are hearing the question, “What do eggs and bunnies have to do with Easter?” I understand that we have to be careful not to replace symbols for the true revelation of the Resurrection, but I feel, this Easter, that I should address this question, and the true significance of these symbols.
I don’t think it was a random coincidence that Jesus was born in the Spring, and physically died in the Spring. The Spring season has always represented rebirth, restoration, replenishment, and resurrection. So is it any wonder that pre-Christians and even the early Christians would hold onto the very symbols of New Life. As far back as time itself the earth and man have looked forward to the promise of Spring, and sought the very Creator who originated that promise.
All things are born new during this season. All things are resurrected from the dark bowels of the earth.
It was in the Spring that Jesus came from the dark womb, kicking and exercising his little lungs with audible bursts… the first sounds of his treasured voice. And it was in the Spring that he rose from the bowels of the dark earth with a restored, replenished body…with the promise of resurrection for all.
So dye your eggs, put out your baskets and little bunnies, display your beautiful flowers with faces bright and beautiful, remembering the promise of Rebirth-remembering Jesus, our sweet Lord, and all he came to teach us.
I wish all my friends, near and far, a happy, most joyful Easter. May your minds, body, and spirit be replenished during this truly Divine season.
Thank you for visiting Leisure Lane, and until next time, may happy days abound!
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