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The True Meaning of Easter

Everybody love’s Easter, you get a new outfit, you buy the kid new cloths, we go to Church, basically to showing off how good we look. And kids love it, you dye eggs with them, you have Easter egg hunts, and they get the Easter baskets. When my kids where young, we would do these thing with them. My wife would make them beautiful little Easter baskets with candy inside the eggs and that’s all great stuff, but we truly don’t want our kid to grow up thinking that’s what Easter is about.

Easter was a Pagan Tradition; it comes from the ancient goddess of fertility and Spring “Eostra” our words for the "female hormone" estrogen is derives from her name. It’s said that Eostra brings an end to winter and a start to spring it's also said to Eostra the rabbit was a sacred animal.

Legend has it that Eostra, feeling guilty about arriving late one spring, the Goddess Eostra saved the life of a poor bird whose wings had been frozen by the snow. Filled with compassion for this bird, since he could no longer fly Eostra turned him into a snow bunny. In celebration of his earlier form as a bird, she also gave him the ability to lay eggs in all the colors of the rainbow, but only one day out of each year.

Eggs and bunnies both where featured in the spring festivals. Brightly colored eggs, chicks, and bunnies were all used at festival to express appreciation for Eostra's gift of abundance. Egg dying, and decorating would bring with them a wish for the prosperity of the abundance during the coming year.

Egg hunts arose in Europe. Instead of giving the eggs as gifts the adults made a game of hiding them, gathering the children together and encouraging them to find the eggs. Shaping candy into Easter eggs and bunnies where made to celebrate the spring festival as a way to celebrate the symbols of the goddess Eostra, while laying claim to her strengths, vitality, growth, and fruitfulness.

The enemy keeps tricking Christians into believing it’s an innocent holiday. But that’s not the meaning of Easter, the meaning of Easter is the Resurrection of Jesus Christ our Lord and saver.

For Christians worldwide, the importance of Easter is praising and acknowledging Jesus Christ's resurrection, and His glorious assurances of eternal life for all who believe in Him.

1 Peter 3-4 (NKJV)

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you.

We celebrate Easter because this holiday recognizes that we can die to our old ways and resurrect into a new life with Jesus Christ. We celebrate Easter because Jesus Christ lived the life we should've lived, and died the death we deserved to die so that we could live. What a wonderful cause for celebration. That we can experience the resurrection with Him!

God Bless, Israel

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