My son Christian said to me: “Mom, do you think the Easter bunny can hop on one leg?” I wasn’t quite sure what to answer. Surely, it’s more impossible for there to be a bunny giving eggs in the first place, than for this said bunny to hop on one leg. It made me think of the verse of scripture where Jesus says, “Which is easier: to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Get up and walk’?” (Luke 5:23)
We get so caught up in trying to iron out the details sometimes, so caught in our heads and thinking – that we miss the real miracle – Him. How can we negate His miracles and His ability to turn lives around and interrupt the ordinariness of everyday life with His supernatural presence and intervention, when the biggest miracle of all has already happened. The ramifications of the empty tomb mean that Jesus is alive.
Easter is not about the bunny. It’s about the Lamb of God who has everything, including death, under His feet. It’s a reminder that He’s not just the Lamb, but the Lion too and that He might have been a sacrificial Lamb on the Friday, but on the Sunday, He rose to roar as the Lion – so loudly, we are still basking in the glory of His victory centuries later. This is why we celebrate Easter. Because He rose again, we can also rise to new life and stepping out from the ashes, pick up our mats and walk, knowing our sins have been forgiven – if we believe in Him and accept the Saviour and His sacrifice.
“Into the darkness you shine, out of the ashes we rise, there’s no one like you, none like You!”(Our God, Chris Tomlin).
“Then one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep! See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed. He is able to open the scroll and its seven seals.” (Rev 5:5-6)
“But I want you to know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins.” So he said to the paralysed man, “I tell you, get up, take your mat and go home.” Immediately he stood up in front of them, took what he had been lying on and went home praising God.” (Luke 5:23-25)
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