THE MEANING OF EASTER

10 Apr

By Nwanatifu Nwaco

To Christians, it’s a time to celebrate the new covenant of salvation between God and the sinful human through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

To those in Western Christendom, it’s a time to celebrate fertility and new life as the barrenness of the winter gives way to plants and animal rejuvenation in the spring. The symbols used are an Egg and a Bunny. The egg keeps within its shell new life while the bunny or rabbit is known to be very fertile.

To make Christianity appealing to the early converts in Europe, Christian feasts were usually made to coincide with pagan feasts with similar theme. Hence the Feast of the New Covenant became known as Easter. As with Christmas, Easter has been commercialised too, so Christian brethren need to be on spiritual alert not to fall for the materialism.

Dear reader, May the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus cause you to repentance and be a source of blessing, forgiveness and foundation for eternal life to you.

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