Your first love

April 12, 2019 · Print This Article

Do you remember your first love? The infatuation, the thrill of the chase, the need to have what your heart desired; oh the joy of discovering chocolate!

According to research carried out by Kantar[1] people in the UK have already spent £146m on Easter eggs in 2019. I say Easter eggs but Premier Christian Radio reported that Easter is not mentioned on 80 per cent of chocolate egg boxes,[2] and Humanists UK  have stated  “for the vast majority of us Easter is just a fun celebration where we enjoy extra days off work and school, spend time with our families, and eat more chocolate than usual.”[3]

But there is more to the egg than just chocolate. It is an ancient symbol of new life, and for Christians, the Easter egg is symbolic of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The hard shell of the egg represents the sealed tomb of Christ, and cracking the shell represents Jesus’ new life from the dead.

Did Jesus rise from the dead? Can it be proved? For me it’s difficult to explain how Christianity could have taken off if its leader was crucified and that was the end of the story. It’s something worth exploring and Easter is a good time to begin that investigative journey. Why not check out the Christian claim that Jesus rose from the dead? You may just find a love even more important than chocolate.

Have a good week leaving no stone unturned,

 

barry.robinson@gracecom.church

 

[1] https://uk.kantar.com/consumer/shoppers/2019/supermarkets-await-easter-sales-boost/

[2] https://www.premier.org.uk/News/UK/Easter-not-mentioned-on-80-per-cent-of-chocolate-egg-boxes?utm_source=Premier%20Christian%20Media&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=10450842_daily%20news%208%20april&utm_content=1&dm_i=16DQ,67ZX6,619YCR,OII2L,1

[3] https://www.premier.org.uk/News/UK/Humanists-tell-Christians-not-to-complain-over-Easter-eggs

 

 

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