The bunnies and eggs of Easter might fool us into thinking what really happened isn’t true, BUT the real story of the resurrection is no fairy tale.
…and they all lived happily ever after. The End.
How many stories do you know that end that way? Mostly fairy tales, don’t you think? What are some of your favorites? I like a lot. I like Cinderella. I like The Princess and the Pea. I love fairy tales.
But, you know what? The bunnies and the eggs of Easter sometimes fool us into thinking that the real story of Easter is a fairy tale too. Guess what? It’s not. In fact, Easter is about how Jesus died on the cross and rose again. He came back to life to pay for our sins. That is no fairy tale.
Second Peter 1, verse 16 says, “we did not follow cleverly invented stories when we told you about the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty” (NIV).
They saw for themselves who Jesus was. They walked with Him. They talked with Him. They shared meals with Him. They could ask Him questions; give Him high-fives and fist-bumps (if they did that back then). They also saw Jesus die on the cross. But, they saw Him really come back to life too. And after He came back to life, He talked with them and He ate with them. He even went fishing with some of His friends. We know Jesus is no fairy tale.
We will be talking about that more this month on our website, so be sure to check out our blog at parentroadmin.com. Have a blessed day and happy Easter!