Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter Weekend

What is Easter?

The little bunny hops, hops, hops.  Is this what Easter means?  

Is it about the Easter eggs all filled with jellybeans?

Is Easter about hunting eggs?  I do that every year.  

Does it mean chocolate stuff?  I ate my bunny's ear.

Is it about the baby chicks?  They're fuzzy, and they're fun!  I saw some Easter chicks for sale.  I really wanted one.

Is it about the Easter toys?  They're really fun, I think.  One time a bunny came to me, his little nose was pink.

Is it about my brand-new dress?  And my new Easter hat?  Does it mean wearing shiny shoes?  I really do love that!

Is it about the big parade with lots of pretty floats?  Is it about the Easter choir?  They sing the highest notes!

NO!  That's not what Easter means.  Easter means much more than that.  It's all about God's son.  See, God sent Jesus down to earth to die for everyone.  He had to die upon a tree to save us from our sin.  But he was only dead three days, and then He rose again.  Now, that's what Easter really means!  It's quite a special day.  Jesus our Savior rose again.  Hooray! Hooray! Hooray!

Today, He sits right next to God in Heaven up above.  He wants to live inside you too and fill you up with love!  Okay, now I get it.  The Easter Bunny is okay, and Easter eggs are fun.  But Easter's not about that stuff....

It's all about God's son.

Written by Michelle Medlock Adams

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