Do you know what you get when you pour hot water down a rabbit hole? Hot cross bunnies! Who comes to the anesthetist’s house at this time of year? The Ether Bunny!
Enough silliness for now. The question that needs to be asking ourselves is what does Easter mean to you? Is it a time for lots of chocolate and bunny rabbits and so forth? Or is it a time for rebirth and renewal?
This is a time when we see the earth begin to renew itself. The air is warmer, trees begin to bud, and flowers such as daffodils and tulips begin to poke their heads through the warming soil. Croci and other flowers soon follow. Yes Easter is a time for renewal.
But Easter is much more than the renewal of the earth. There is also spiritual renewal that comes through belief in the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. This is of utmost importance.
To be Easter people we must live this belief through how we live each day. Love and compassion must be a part of our daily lives. So also respect for others must also be evident in how we live. We may disagree on many things, but we must value each other’s individuality.
Living as Easter people is a lifelong commitment. Through it you surrender your life to the King of kings. You demonstrate His love for the world by giving everything to the Lord — everything.
Then you live in the joy and freedom that He alone can give. And the greatest freedom of all is eternal life.