*Pastor’s Note: Here’s an Easter article from our dear Sister Kathy Boecher. She truly has a gentle spirit and yet a very firm grasp on the practicalities of our spiritual journey with Jesus. I hope you are blessed by this article. It pays to remember why we celebrate what we do. Please, stop by her site and let her know you visited with a comment or a like. God Bless!
As I was doing my weekly grocery shopping the other day, I was amazed to find a whole section devoted to Easter bunnies, chocolate eggs, peeps, sugary treats, cavity makers and artificial grass – along with baskets of all sizes and shapes filled with toys and more sweet stuff. Maybe it has something to do with growing older, because when I was a young mom, the Easter bunny was a big part of this most holy of days.
When our children are growing up, why do we feel we have to sugar coat everything? I mean it’s the same with Christmas and other Christian observances as well. Anything wrapped in chocolate becomes our focus. The truth of Good Friday isn’t pretty at all. It’s rawand ugly. The suffering Savior, bruised for our iniquities died. He was buried inthe secure tomb of a rich man. He overcame death and foreshadowed our…
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