Smoke Screen Celebrations

When you hear the word Easter, what is the first word that pops into your head? Chocolate? Eggs? Bunnies? Shopping? Or do you think of the real reason behind all the commercialism and marketing–Jesus?

Sometimes it seems like all of that to-do about the Easter Bunny and buy, buy, buy chocolate is all a big cover-up by our arch-enemy to hide from us the Truth. The less he can get us thinking about Jesus, the better, right?

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” [John 3:16 NIV]

The Truth is that 2000 years ago Jesus walked this earth. He was ridiculed, arrested, tortured and sent to an unbelievably painful death on the cross. And He went without argument because He knew it would mean freedom for any one of us who accepted His gift–the sacrifice of His life for our sins–down through the ages. That includes you, my friend.

Of course, three days later He defeated death and rose from the grave, forever taking the pain and sting from death. Praise God!

So, this Easter, try to blow the smoke-screen aside and contemplate all that Christ has done. If you’ve never said thank you to Him and accepted Him as your saviour, now’s a great time to start. God bless you this Easter Season.

Published in: on 19th April, 2011 at 6:00 am  Comments (5)  
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  1. such a lovely reminder! I hope many will read and be blessed by your words. have a lovely time over Easter. My mum is coming down, so it will be lovely.

    • You too, Helan. Have a great Easter – will probably see you around, here or there. 🙂

  2. You’re absolutely right and I’ve just come in, exhausted, from purchasing all of Easter Bunny’s loot as I speak. I hope you and your family have a blessed and meaningful Easter xoxo

    • I haven’t even been near the chocolate yet, Paula! Maybe today. 🙂 Probably instead of costumed Easter Bunnies walking around with choccy eggs, they should have someone dressed as Jesus handing out crosses or something. 🙂

      • …Chocolate crosses…

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