The end of Easter Eggs and Easter Bunnies
It seems manufacturers are removing ‘Easter’ from the packaging of chocolate eggs and rabbits.
What a relief.
Reading the Gospels again, I haven’t noticed rabbits or eggs or chocolate in the story. What I can see is one central message, repeated three times in Luke alone:
Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: “The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.”’ Lk 24:7
‘How foolish you are, and how slow to believe all that the prophets have spoken! Did not the Messiah have to suffer these things and then enter his glory?’ And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself. Lk 24:25-27
He told them, ‘This is what is written: the Messiah will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, and repentance for the forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem Lk 24:47-47
I like chocolate more than is good for me, I’m partial to eggs, and if you want a pet rabbit in your yard, then you’re welcome to it. But from reading the Bible, I don’t see what they have to do with Easter.
Easter is about the death and resurrection of Jesus in accordance with the Old Testament. If we could stop plastering the word all over bunnies and eggs, that would help.