What Do Bunnies & Eggs Have to Do with Easter?
So what do bunnies and eggs have to do with Easter? It’s not all that hard to figure out, and it’s all very wonderful if you ask me. Easter is a celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Before Christ, there was another celebration around the same time of the year. The celebration of the Vernal Equinox. The return of the sun, became the return of the Son. I would so much rather find things in common than reasons to be apart. And this holiday is so universal it just has to be discussed.
Like many other things in the Bible, Jesus’ story was foreshadowed by earlier stories. He came to fulfill those older events and tales, not contradict them. So it’s all a beautifully intricate tapestry all woven together to deliver a single message. Passover–when death passes over the faithful. Easter–when Jesus triumphs over death. Ostara, the Vernal Equinox, when the spring usurps winter from his cold throne. Spring is life. Winter is death. Metaphorically, each of these holidays brings the same message. Death is just a temporary condition that we don’t fully understand. We see it as The End, but it’s really just part of the cycle. Life always returns. Life never stops. It may appear to be gone for a while, but like the moon, it’s there, the whole time.