The Easter Bunny and other secular/pagan Easter practices

Loutzenhiser's picture

Just who is this Easter Bunny? Where did he come from? How did he get into Christ's resurrection? Should Christian's participate? What other secular/pagan Easter practices are in Christ's Resurrection? For discussions on the Resurrection of Christ then please use the Passover thread.

RevRoberta's picture

You Make Sense

I wish it were only a marketing ploy - I think it is really an all out plan to turn our eyes on the things of this world and dull our spirits to the things of the kingdom of God.

There are so many distractions that try to keep our attentions in this world and on things that we want one day and are trying to decide how to get rid of the next. (Except the chocolate bunnies that don't make it that long. lol)

Children don't see it that way, at least my boys didn't when they were little. They are seduced by the culture, because that seduction starts early.

For many years we did not live near family, and some of those years also included health problems and income issues. It gave us the opportunity to take the boys to a place where we could serve people less fortunate than ourselves and see children who were thankful to receive one gift and a dinner. During those years the boys began to grow in generosity and began to think in terms of what they could give and not just what they were going to get. We still keep up the tradition by having a shopping day for others, people/children we will never meet.

Tobie - by sharing you faith and joy in the midst of your circumstances you are giving more than you will ever really understand. Don't underestimate it. People need hope, and as you and I know, most dr. offices don't offer much. And though Jesus told us that in this world we would have trouble, but to take heart because He had overcome and He is with us through it, that is not one of the promises of God that people talk about much.

I can also testify to the goodness of God in taking us through our pains and difficulties - and showing others the truth in the words that His grace is more than sufficient. So few can see God or trust His grace in the face of something that is "hard." But it is in the "hard" that our faith is proven and seen as pure gold - and shines forth to others.

And the fact that you've kept you humor - that is a sign of life! And living life to the full every day that is yours to live! May the Lord continue to bless you and fill you with joy and humor - yes, and life!

I'll be praying for you Tuesday-and for the skill and wisdom of your doctors.
Roberta

Prov. 16:9 "In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps."

Roberta

Prov. 16:9 "In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps."




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