Search the internet for pictures related to Easter and this is one of the first images that will pop up:
Almost all of them include eggs or a bunny. I realize both of these symbols have religious significance, grounded in church history, but it seems like Easter has become just as commercialized as Christmas.
On the one hand, none of this comes as a shock. We live in a world that capitalizes on anything that will bring a profit. There is much money to be made from the sale of Easter Eggs, Candy, and gifts from the Easter Bunny. Let’s not forget, Easter is not about hunting eggs, dressing up for church, or eating Easter dinner with your family.
Easter is about the resurrection of Christ!
This Sunday we celebrate the fact that “He has risen.” (Mark 16:6) The resurrection is the single most important event in human history, it’s the beginning of Christianity, the foundation of our faith, and without it we have no hope. Paul says it best when he proclaims, “And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins…The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Corinthians 15:17, 56-57)