CHRIST TO CANDY?
Is Easter just another old
familiar day? Has Easter just become
candy, pretty dresses and a family dinner? Has Easter been turned into the message of pastel colors and a mythical
character traveling all over the world to give candy to all the children – The
How did we go from the
Cross of Christ and His death on the cross for the forgiveness of sins to the
bunny? How did we go from the suffering,
death and Resurrection to Easter eggs? We need to take a step back and ask ourselves, how did we go from Christ
The further we get from
the day when events originally happened, their message and impact begins to
fade and dim with each passing year. There are many examples such as wars, 911 and many others. Has the same thing happened to us? Have we become desensitized to what Easter
has become rather than what it really is?
May I challenge you to
take a fresh look at the true account of Easter as told to us from Scripture
and not Facebook? Christ did no die upon
a cross for the Easter bunny but for you and me. From before time began, God saw through the
eons of time that each of us would need a Savior and provided one.
There are so many
wonderful hymns for Easter, but perhaps none that presents it as clearly as The
Old Rugged Cross.
a hill far away stood an old rugged cross,
emblem of suffering and shame;
I love that old cross where the dearest and best
a world of lost sinners was slain.
So, I’ll cherish the old
Till my trophies at last I
I will cling to the old
And exchange it someday
for a crown.
O that old rugged cross, so despised by the world,
a wondrous attraction for me;
the dear Lamb of God left His glory above
bear it to dark Calvary.
that old rugged cross, stained with blood so divine,
wondrous beauty I see,
‘twas on that old cross Jesus suffered and died,
pardon and sanctify me.
Have a blessed Easter!
Lt. Colonels Dan and Helen Starrett
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