Mmmm Chocolate Hot Cross Buns Mmmm
Aussie supermarkets desperately try to boost their profit margins:
Hot cross buns & Easter eggs appear earlier and earlier each year.
This year in January, supermarket shelves were already full with Easter food.
Christmas had only just finished and Easter was a distant 3 months away.
Retailers don’t waste time when money and sales are involved.
Beyond the chocolate, what is the real meaning of Easter?
Is there a deeper meaning behind the commercialisation of this season?
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead…
1 Peter 1:3
The bible verse above encapsulates Easter so brilliantly.
God the Father of Jesus showed his love to the whole world.
He mercifully sent Jesus to save us from the mess we were in.
We were powerless to save ourselves.
Jesus died on a cross – the cross in Hot cross buns.
He died in our place and took the punishment we deserved.
God raised Jesus to life again as King of the Universe.
The resurrection is proof that there is life after death.
Those who trust Jesus have new birth into a new life now and in the future.
The Easter egg symbolises new life and a new beginning.
The offer of new life is for everyone no matter how big a mess we have made.
We now have a real and living hope for eternity beyond the grave.
Death is not the end for followers of Jesus.
It is the gateway to life with Him in heaven.
At Easter we remember the sacrifice of Jesus dying to save us.
We also celebrate his resurrection and look forward to being raised to life in the future.
What will happen to you after you die?
Would you like to have a 2nd chance at life after the mess you’ve made?
For followers, can family, friends, neighbours & colleagues see Jesus in your life?
mmmm Bible mmmm
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