Monday, 25 March 2013


Easter Egg Facts
Many cultures recognize the egg as a symbol of rebirth and renewal. Christianity is no exception. Because Easter falls in the spring, the egg symbolizes this time of earthly renewal. The egg has also come to represent the rebirth of man, and the tomb from which Christ rose.

It is speculated that the Easter egg tradition arose as part of a celebration to end Lent, which historically forbid Christians to consume eggs as well as meat on fast days (This tradition is still alive today in Eastern Christian Churches). And since chickens did not stop producing eggs during this time, there was a surplus at the end of Lent, which forced families to consume the eggs quickly so they did not spoil.

The tradition of decorating Easter eggs dates back to England in the 13th Century. A historical account of Edward I’s household notation reveals that he spent eighteen pence for 450 eggs to be gold-leafed and colored for Easter gifts. Today, Christians continue the tradition of painting eggs and they are often exchanged as tokens of love and friendship or sought out by children in Easter egg hunts.

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 Easter Christian – What is the Significance?
What is the significance of Easter to the Christian? For some people, Easter strictly belongs to the realm of the Easter bunny and family get-togethers. For others, Easter is primarily a time of celebrating Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection. For many, Easter -- like Christmas -- is celebrated as a combination of the secular and the sacred.

Understanding Easter from a Christian perspective is vitally important. The celebration of Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection from the dead is crucial for believers in Jesus’ Christ. Without this doctrine, there is no Christianity and no Christian Easter.

Beyond doctrine is the knowledge of the truth that Jesus died to pay the penalty of death that we deserve for our sin, was buried, and rose with a glorified body, gaining victory over death and the grave. When we put our faith in Him by believing through faith alone in Christ alone, we have the promise of one day having a body like our Lord’s and reigning with Him in heaven.

Philippians 3:20-21 states, “But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.”

2 Timothy 2:11-12 says “Here is a trustworthy saying: If we died with him, we will also live with him; if we endure, we will also reign with him. . .” This gives hope to the Christian at Easter time and throughout the year.


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