Have we forgotten the true meaning of Easter?
Walking through the shopping centre into one of the supermarkets I notice the array of beautiful bunnies. Blue and pink, stacked out on shelves, just beneath them are row after row of beautiful chocolate bunnies. Snow white sugar coated eggs stacked on the shelves and all kinds of little chickens and bunnies. Many for little boys and for little girls, yummy they look so lovely. As I price the eggs and look at the goodies I stand and wonder do we still know the true meaning of Easter?
I wonder how many people know that the egg is the representation of the ‘empty tomb’. What? What empty tomb? I hear someone say? Well, you know the Lord Jesus Christ was crucified and died on a cross between two thieves.
Joseph a Sanhedrin whom was an upright man and righteous and was waiting for the kingdom of God. He came and asked Pilate for the body of Jesus.
Taking down Jesus’s body from the cross and rolled it up in a line cloth for swathing dead bodies and laid Jesus in a rock-hewn tomb, where no one had ever yet been buried. A great rock was place in front of the tomb.
The three women, Mary the mother of James, Mary Magdalene and Salome saw the Angel of the Lord and stood before him like pillars of salt.
‘Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.’
Running into the tomb they stood in front of the place where Jesus laid and it was empty.
Bewildered and astonished the woman left the tomb in a hurry and yet they felt joy and ran to His disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them. “Greeting,” he said. They came to him and fell down on their knees clasping his feet, worshiping. Then Jesus bent down and lifted them to their feet “Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.”
After the Lord Jesus had spoken to them, he was taken up into heaven and he sat at the right hand of God. Then the disciples went out and preached everywhere, and the Lord worked with them and confirmed his words by the signs that accompanied it.
He is alive!
Author: Yvette van Niekerk
Biography: I have had the honor and privilege to contribute some of my thoughts to general car insurance websites. I enjoy writing my own blog my topics and I like to write about the Word of God – better known as the Bible. It is my desire to inspire and have people lifted up and encouraged.