Symbols of Easter

Easter 3Hello friends,

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 (though the date of his birth is considered June 17th, which is technically still in the spring season), 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.

Easter1From within the recesses of the dark egg emerges life.

Easter 2Bunnies, bless their hearts, have always been the symbol of replenishment.

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!

Marianne ☼

7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Susan
    Apr 30, 2012 @ 15:03:21

    I know i’m late but i still want to wish you Happy Easter! thank you for sharing this lovely post!

    xx susan



  2. Brenda
    Apr 10, 2012 @ 18:04:23

    Very nicely said!!! A great way to celebrate Easter with symbols of rebirth, keeping in mind our Lord and Savior. And I love the blessed little bunnies; bless their hearts…
    Your post brings a smile.



  3. Rose Cottrill
    Apr 08, 2012 @ 03:34:33

    Gorgeous! Happy Easter from my family to yours!

    My PINK



  4. Nan
    Apr 07, 2012 @ 13:46:16

    Happy PINK Saturday! I wrote a very similar post about a week ago. I really like history and learning how I traditions have evolved. Have a blessed Easter, Nan



  5. lynne
    Apr 07, 2012 @ 11:38:50

    Hello Marianne
    Thank you for visiting my Blog and Happy Pink Saturday
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Lynne (your latest Follower)



  6. Ann
    Apr 07, 2012 @ 04:06:08

    I adore how you put this all together!!! The little bunnies and chicks are so precious at Easter–I now feel better about putting out eggs and displaying bunnies. A beautiful picture of the empty tomb. I too wish you a blessed Easter.



  7. Jenn
    Apr 06, 2012 @ 20:47:58

    What a great photo of a tomb. I just posted my Resurrection Sunday post . . .
    I absolutely love your descriptions of Christ’s birth (treasured voice) and resurrection!
    I smiled big time over “Bunnies, bless their hearts …”
    Awesome post.
    Have a wonderful weekend and blessings regarding this time with heartfelt depth of wonder and hope!



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