So it goes without saying that this Easter will be strange, every day is unusual at present and I’m sure that like me Easter eggs are the last thing on your mind while visiting the supermarket or ordering your delivery.
Last Easter my children had their Easter eggs lined up on the selves in our dining room and I was shocked when I counted up 21 eggs between them. If you have children you will know that in the lead up to Easter it’s not only family members who give eggs, but events that you attend hand them out also. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying I’m ungrateful because my kids love receiving eggs from everyone, but my children do not need seven eggs each.
This year will be different of course, with less eggs sat on our shelf. In fact I imagine there will be just one each – from us. I will wait to see if my kids even mention the lack in quantity this year.
The number of Easter eggs received is not what Easter is about, and every egg is a visual reminder of one empty tomb and one resurrected Saviour, Jesus Christ. You see the chocolate egg represents the sealed tomb where Jesus body was laid after his death on the cross, and when the egg is broken and empty inside it reminds us of the empty tomb and the new life we can have in a resurrected Saviour.
The Bible makes it simple, in John chapter 3 verse 16 it says
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life”
and also in John chapter 11 verse 25 to 26 Jesus says
“I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though he dies and whoever lives by believing in me will never die.”
This Easter time more than ever we need reassurance, and I believe that having Jesus as our Saviour, and God as our Father, we can find love and reassurance in abundance.
One tomb and one Jesus Christ needs just one Easter egg.
Have a very Happy Easter