Growing up I could never figure out what on earth eggs have to do with Easter. Sure I LOVED getting chocolate Easter eggs (still do!), and hunting for Easter eggs in the backyard. Who doesn’t love that? I’m sure the Easter bunny and the tooth fairy have some sort of business arrangement, because that is a lot of sugar!
At Easter we think of Jesus dying on the cross (Good Friday) and being raised from the dead (Easter Sunday), but where do all the eggs come in?
I have finally made sense of it! Eggs represent new life. On Easter Sunday we celebrate the new life we have in Jesus, because he was raised from the dead. Yeah, life is pretty good!
I came across this awesome idea for Easter decorations a few weeks ago: Grassy Eggs! I love how they show new life sprouting from them! Darby’s blog is one of my very, very favourites, so you should definitely check her out!
I’ve been carefully nursing my grassy eggs for the past couple of weeks and sweet talking them in an attempt to make the grass grow faster! They survived multiple road trips to visit our families and the grass eggs are officially ready to grace our Easter dinner table today.
Happy Easter! Enjoy the chocolate eggs, and remember the new life it represents for all of us!
“What a God we have! Because Jesus was raised from the dead, we’ve been given a brand-new life and have everything to live for, including a future in heaven—and the future starts now! God is keeping careful watch over us and the future.”- From 1 Peter1:3-5 (MSG)