For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. -John 3:16 (NASB)
Easter is a time of year when the secular world celebrates spring and…bunnies. While it’s fun and cute to have our kids enjoy Easter festivities like egg hunts, it’s important to point them to the central meaning of Easter in Christianity, and you can even connect it to Easter eggs.
The God of all creation, who spoke the universe into existence and breathed life into man, also saw man choose sin and separation from the Creator. God so loved us that He sent His only Son to show us His love in person…and even to love us when we scorned, beat, and killed Him. Jesus took all our sins in a perfect sacrifice—the final Passover lamb—to die with Him on the cross.
Jesus rose, overcoming death, bridging the gap, and reconnecting us with the Father. With that avenue reopened, we can accept Jesus as the One who saved us, and be reborn. Easter eggs can remind us of our new, reborn walk.
Thank You, Lord, for loving us enough to make a way back to You where there was no way.
Matthew West’s “More” reminds us that God made the sun and stars and sky…but loves us more than any of them.