Celebrating the Resurrection minus the Easter Bunny!

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As our family prepares to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord on tomorrow, I can’t help but see all of the pics and posts on the various social media sites, as well as all of the marketing fanfare depicting easter bunnies and baskets full of candy.  The sales ads and coupons have been overrun with Easter sales and deals! The stores already have their ‘Easter’ items on clearance or marked down! It deeply saddens me that the world, as well as many who profess faith in Jesus Christ, celebrate his Resurrection by introducing our children to pagan worship practices and symbols.  The more I think about it, the more I want to believe that we simply don’t know what we’re doing.  As a little girl, I looked forward to the celebration of Easter! I loved getting a new dress, and shoes! I loved getting my hair done and going to church feeling a little extra pretty!  And I loved and eggs, going to our families annual Easter Egg hunt, and waking up to a huge basket of candy! But now I know better, and because I do, that awareness impacts my choices and the choices of my household.  Now that we know the history we have chosen to worship Christ alone.  We will not share the glory that belongs to only Him with anyone else… that includes Santa, and the Easter Bunny.  For those who do not know the history of the symbols we associate with ‘Easter’, there is some information below.

http://www.truthontheweb.org/easter.htm

While I am saying that we should not celebrate ‘Easter”, I am saying that we should celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Just consider this moving forward; the only symbols that believers in Jesus Christ should embrace during this Holy-day, are the Cross, and the empty grave.  Anything else only serves to take the focus away from Him and the Victory He won for us.  Enjoy your weekend, and   Happy Resurrection Day!

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2 thoughts on “Celebrating the Resurrection minus the Easter Bunny!

    scentsableliving said:
    April 8, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    Not but a few days ago I began to ask the why is it that the Easter Bunny and Easter eggs are welcome in schools but not the Cross, not Christ. If they both symbolize the same meaning of our “holy-day” wouldn’t they ALL be thrown out? Why is one welcome and the other not? Ahhhhh, that’s because one is the true reason we celebrate and the other is based on the pagan ways of idol worship. Therefore, one is welcome in our schools and the other isn’t.

    Thank you for this post, I pray it is a blessing to others who have been unsure of this and also pray that it reveal truth to others who are searching. Resurrection Day is about Jesus’ Resurrection, Easter is about pagan idol worship. God bless you for speaking truth in love ♥

    Another excellent website that addresses “Where did “Easter” get its name? Where did the concept of an Easter egg and bunny originate” is http://christiananswers.net/q-eden/edn-t020.html.

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      Joyfully Submitted responded:
      April 8, 2012 at 11:25 pm

      Absolutey! One is easily accepted and the other is viewed as offensive…One requires us to lay our lives down at His feet in response to Him laying His life down for us, and one requires that we forsake the truth through ignorance and pagan worship practice, al the while feigning to worship the Truth…

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