I’ll be honest, I think the Easter Bunny is ridiculous. Aside from the fact that I have been unable to find any connection to a giant egg laying bunny and the real occurrences of the Easter/Passover season, what is with a Bunny LAYING EGGS that are candy filled OR hard boiled?
Bunnies are mammals.
Despite these affronts to science, we include the Bunny in our Easter festivities. I packed candy into the plastic, and I rationalized the sugar intake that my children will experience tomorrow after church. “Well Derrick,” I said, “I guess Easter should be more exciting to kids than Halloween…”
“Yep. Why?” he asked from the couch.
“BECAUSE THERE IS SO MUCH CANDY HERE I THINK IT WOULD TAKE 50 HALLOWEENS TO CATCH UP!!”
The day of Christ’s Resurrection should be candy filled, and color filled, and food filled, and happy, party, celebration filled. Despite my reservations about the Bunny, a quick flick through my camera shows there’s been a lot of those things around here.
Don’t get me wrong, I believe it’s important to remember the suffering, and the crucifixion, and the burial, and how He died for our sins.
But tomorrow? Easter Sunday? That’s party day.
He’s alive! We can hope, and we can pray to a God that cannot be destroyed, and if a bunny somehow happens to be included in the celebration, that’s fine with me.
Pass the Peeps!
“Though you have not seen Him, you love Him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory”-1 Peter 1:8