Did you know that the Easter Bunny and Easter Eggs promoted a
Truth about the Easter Bunny & Easter Eggs
Ēostre or Ostara used the bunny and eggs since those were symbols of fertility. Bunnies were known to have huge numbers of litters of baby rabbits in early spring. So she used the rabbit as a symbol of fertility.
Easter Eggs also called Paschal
Eggs are one of the more recognizable symbols of Easter. For Easter
While Easter eggs may seem like a secular symbol of Easter, their connection to Easter dates back many centuries. CatholicCulture.org notes that the early Christians saw the egg as symbolic of the tomb out of which Christ emerged when he was resurrected. Early Christians even painted Easter eggs, much like parents do with their children today, and even had them blessed and gave them as gifts. Historians believe King Edward I of England, who ruled from 1272 to 1307, dyed boiled eggs and gave them to members of his royal household on Easter.
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The Easter Bunny, also known as the Easter Hare, came about from German custom. This custom of the Easter Bunny came to American in the
The Easter bunny is very much a secular symbol of the holiday, but one that has become so ingrained with the season that many people ascribe to it a Christian meaning. Pagan celebrations of spring often linked rabbits or hares with the season because of their fertility and ability to bring forth new life. According to the Christian living resource Crosswalk, believers associate the rabbit coming out of its underground home as a symbol of Christ emerging from the tomb.
Easter is for Jesus!
Let’s not take Easter off the Resurrection of Jesus. Jesus is the reason for Easter, we celebrate a Risen Savior! Jesus is first and the center of everything, not pushed aside or put second or last! He is our Savior who died for our sins so we may have eternal life. Easter is all about our Lord and Savior not some bunny, eggs or a false god. It is all about Him! I like the song I serve a risen Savior He’s in the world today. I know that He is living no matter what men may say … He Lives! He Lives!
Did you know Easter Sunday is also called Resurrection Sunday.
First published April 14, 2014. Last republished or updated March 28, 2019. Some info compliments of Metro Creative.