Easter Is Still Relevant Today!

Posted by Elaine March 24, 2018 at 12:00 AM AEDT

Every year the celebration of Easter comes around again and we treat ourselves with chocolate eggs and hot cross buns but why do businesses close in reverence and why do we even get work holidays for such an event if it isn’t important?

That someone would die to make the door open for me to experience new life is hard to understand but I found this image mocking the sacrifice of Jesus with the added hashtag #TrueMeaningOfEaster beyond understanding…

Some believe the celebration of Jesus is insignificant, impossible to believe or even an excuse for a joke as this image portrayed..
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But mocking wasn’t isn’t a new thing for Jesus. His supreme love for us made Him consent to being hung on a cross with nails through His hands and feet until He was dead to give us a fresh start, even to one who created this image to mock Him.

We’ll never be good enough without accepting the love Jesus offers us. We’ll never be worthy of His love because we have the DNA to look out for ourselves regardless of others and that causes others pain. That’s why He came to earth. We all have the opportunity to do the wrong thing festering inside us because we’ve been given the choice to live our lives as we please, so because we are selfish and all want our own way there will never be peace on earth… that is unless we take the offer Jesus gives us of forgiveness and a fresh start.

Just as Christmas is to remember His arrival here on earth, Easter is the commemoration of the sacrifice Jesus made so that the world, through Him might be saved, the reason He came in the first place. Do you find it a little curious that both celebrations have been mocked to a point that they have now been turned into an excuse for over-indulgence and excess that most can’t even afford? Most don’t even know who Jesus is but we still celebrate His coming each year. What is the true meaning of Easter?

There was an ancient celebration of Ishtar, the Assyrian and Babylonian goddess of fertility ands sex. Her symbols, like the egg and the bunny, were and still are fertility and sex symbols.

Constantine in a bid to Christianise the Empire, changed the celebration of Ishtar (pronounced Easter, to represent Jesus but at its roots, Easter is all about sex and fertility.

So why do we use these symbols for Easter? How do they in any way represent the death and resurrection of Jesus?

And this New Age comment that actually says nothing:
The resurrection asserts a truth which is by no means always written legibly for all men on the face of nature. It tells us that the spiritual is higher than the material; that in this universe spirit counts far more than matter.

This elimination of Jesus and His sacrifice on the cross from Easter celebrations brings consequences. Unless we accept His sacrifice and His forgiveness, we will all stand before Him one day and explain why we didn’t accept His love and made such a mockery of Him.


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But for those of us who have accepted His sacrifice as our redemption and experienced His forgiveness and unfailing love, this is our celebration.

Because He lives I can face tomorrow.
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Why did Jesus fold the linen burial cloth after His resurrection? I never noticed this….
The Gospel of John (20:7) tells us that the napkin, which was placed over the face of Jesus, was not just thrown aside like the grave clothes. The Bible takes an entire verse to tell us that the napkin was neatly folded, and was placed separate from the grave clothes.
Early Sunday morning, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and found that the stone had been rolled away from the entrance. She ran and found Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved. She said, ‘They have taken the Lord’s body out of the tomb, and I don’t know where they have put him!’ Peter and the other disciple ran to the tomb to see.. The other disciple outran Peter and got there first. He stooped and looked in and saw the linen cloth lying there, but he didn’t go in.
Then Simon Peter arrived and went inside. He also noticed the linen wrappings lying there, while the cloth that had covered Jesus’ head was folded up and lying to the side.
Was that important? Absolutely!
Is it really significant? Yes!
In order to understand the significance of the folded napkin, you have to understand a little bit about Hebrew tradition of that day. The folded napkin had to do with the Master and Servant, and every Jewish boy knew this tradition.
When the servant set the dinner table for the master, he made sure that it was exactly the way the master wanted it..
The table was furnished perfectly, and then the servant would wait, just out of sight, until the master had finished eating, and the servant would not dare touch that table, until the master was finished. Now, if the master were done eating, he would rise from the table, wipe his fingers, his mouth, and clean his beard, and would wad up that napkin and toss it onto the table.
The servant would then know to clear the table. For in those days, the wadded napkin meant, ’I’m done’.
But if the master got up from the table, and folded his napkin, and laid it beside his plate, the servant would not dare touch the table,
because……….. The folded napkin meant ’I’m coming back!’ HE’S COMING BACK!!!!