Weekly Devotional | Who Hijacked Easter?

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Rev. Seth Buckner, Heritage Baptist Church

Bunnies, eggs, lilies, and enough candy to keep all the dentists in Texas busy. The card racks are filled with saying such as “Have an Egg-cellent Easter” and “Hoppy Easter” and “Egg-static about Easter!”

This writer loves cards and decorations as much as the next person and really adores all the seasonal chocolates and candy. Especially black jelly beans. Unfortunately, these things have hijacked the real story in the minds of many children and adults.

Easter is a story of a real man named Jesus who went to the cross for the sins of all people. Philippians 2:8 says, “And being found in fashion as a man, he (Jesus) humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.”

Society glories in shallow and temporary things like candy and cards, but the Apostle Paul wrote, “But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

The warning to believers is not to do away with all the decorations and not to ever eat chocolate rabbits. The warning is to not forget what is important.What is important is that Jesus died for our sins, was buried, and rose again the third day.

What is important is that we accept His free gift and trust in Him and His finished work on the cross. Here is the deal—you are probably not going to find Easter at Wal-Mart. The place to find Easter is going to take a trip to the Bible.

I encourage each grandparent to make sure the grandkids know what Easter is really about. I plead with the parents to do the same. John 8:31 says, “Then said Jesus to those which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed.”

 

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