The big red Santa man with his helpers & reindeer are like a forgotten dream at present. Two & a half months or so down the track & the Easter bunny with all its variants are busily delivering chook shaped eggs covered with thinly wrapped colourful foil. It’s the yearly chocolate gorge & the happy commercialisation of secular Easter with a hint of religion.
In some ways the bunny & the eggs have religious significance bearing symbolic reference to various biblical concepts but like a dream they fail to connect with reality like the Christ child & Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.
Instead of the more about chocolate it should be all the more about Jesus, who alone can truly satisfy. Easier said than done as we walk the aisles devoted to the alluring products…Yes we are weak but He is mighty & how hard is it really to open the holy book or spend time conversing with God. In God’s house we can be filled with the richest of fare. Isaiah 55:1-13.
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Oh Lamb of God, deliver us from evil in its various shapes & guises. harmless, mildly harmless, extremely harmless etc. Help us to see only in you is there true & everlasting joy.