I feel like the phrase, “the reason for the season” is something we hear a lot during Christmas time to help us remember the true meaning of Christmas. It is so easy to get caught up in buying gifts and finding deals and throwing parties then remember the birth of our savior Jesus Christ. The same can be true of Easter. As fun as decorating hard boiled eggs can be, it’s not going to change our life. The life, ministry, atonement, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ will.
While I was at work, we were chatting about how Easter became about bunnies and hiding eggs. How did we stray so far from the true reason for this holiday season? I love the idea that these activities can bring us closer to the ones we love most but we musn’t forget the reason we celebrate, the reason we gather.
I would say the theme of Easter can be summed up in about two words.
I truly believe that Christ died for everyone of us, so that we can live again. Not only did He die but He rose from the dead and He truly does live now.
In an effort to bring the true meaning back to the holiday, I decided to surprise Kyle with a special Easter basket.
In the basket there were the classic array of eggs, fake grass, a card game, and lots of old fashion candy. Inside the eggs, however, is where things strayed from the “normal” basket. In each egg I wrote either a quote about Easter or something that I loved about him. I really feel like doing this helped me be filled with more love and to remember my savior, Jesus Christ.
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Kyle and Taylor