2,000 Easter Eggs? Distraction or celebration?
As Easter approaches, the age old debate is reemerging! To what extent has the true meaning of Easter been lost in our consumer-driven popular culture?
This question has become more prominent in the wake of the culture wars raging for the last couple of decades. Do "Easter bunnies," confectionery treats, and, oh yes, those dyed delectables know as "Easter eggs," detract from the real message of Easter as a time to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ?
The answer is not so simple. Yes such diversions as egg hunts and candy baskets have little to do with the risen Savior, but they do create fond memories and a festive holiday in which everyone, young and old, can come together to celebrate. Of course, it is up to believers to convey the resurrection message of Easter in everything we do. One of the things we do at Life Church is provide a festive Easter Egg Hunt for our community that is both fun and a reminder of the reason we celebrate.
We celebrate the resurrection because it spotlights the good news for humanity. In this sense, we hide eggs for Christ, we play games for Christ. But most importantly, when the eggs are all eaten and the candy is gone, we do our very best to live for Christ because he chose to die for us and has risen from the dead! He is alive!
Why not celebrate with us at our Easter Egg Hunt? Join us for our free community Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, March 31st 11am at Moncrief Park in Starkville (North Jackson Street before Hospital Road) - 2,000 eggs, prizes, candy, drawings and free food! For more details call 662-684-9099.
Written by Donald Shaffer and John Daniels (mostly Don!)
Posted on Tue, March 27, 2012
by John Daniels