Easter is less than three weeks away. Let the advertising onslaught begin!
It seems to me like way too many of these Easter ads emphasize the wrong image, and thus miss the meaning of Easter.
And if you think I’m referring to bunnies and eggs, think again.
I refer, friends, to the cross.
The cross is not the central image or focus of Easter.
Do an image search for Easter and you’ll get a bunch of bunnies and eggs in pastels, but you’ll also get a lot of crosses.
I am not anti-cross! I am deeply appreciative the cross and all that it represents.
Valuable – no, essential – as the cross is to Easter, the cross isn’t the main point of Easter.
Easter is the celebration of Jesus’ resurrection! Easter tells us that death – even death on a cross – is defeated by what God has done in and through Jesus.
So, enjoy your bunnies and eggs. Ponder and reflect on the cross and all it says and means.
But please, this Easter, remember, and celebrate, the resurrection of Jesus!