Is The True Meaning of Easter Gone By the Wayside?
As one writer from the Washington Times declared recently, “the true meaning of Easter has gone by the wayside.” He also suggested that the true meaning of Easter is not Easter egg hunts, nor is it helicopter drops of plastic eggs. Is he right or not?
For people who follow Jesus Christ, the true meaning of Easter is about the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the only begotten son of God. The death and burial of Jesus Christ can be found in the Bible in Book of Matthew, Chapter 27:11-66. The resurrection of Jesus Christ is found in the Book of Matthew, Chapter 28:1-10. This happening of Jesus' death, burial and resurrection is the true meaning of Easter. Good Friday is the day that Jesus died on the cross for everyone's sins, while Easter Sunday is the day that Jesus rose from the dead and conquered death.
In Old Testament in the Book of Isaiah, Chapter 6, verse 3, it reads in part “Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of hosts, the whole earth is full of his glory.” In the New Testament in the Book of Revelations, Chapter 4, verse 8, it reads in part, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.”
So while you stand in the grassy field watching your child gathering red and green and blue eggs sometime this week, you may notice that those colored eggs are not wholly-unlike the trinity (3) of primary colors of the visible light spectrum in the picture that accompanies this article. Also, you may notice that the shapes are not wholly-unlike that of eggs.Continued on the next page