Monday, April 2, 2018

Jelly Beans and Eggs

                Neither one of these, "Jelly Beans" or "Eggs" has anything to do with Easter which is celebrated April 1 in our churches. There is, of course, every reason to celebrate Christ's resurrection from the grave. But what do jelly beans and eggs have to do with it?

                The fact is, neither one of these edibles has anything to do with Christ's resurrection. They certainly do not illustrate the resurrection. I personally see nothing wrong with either of these but what do they have to do with Christ's resurrection? Certainly, we should celebrate the Savior's absence from the grave, but how do beans and eggs do this?

                Here are a few events from Scripture that prove the actual tomb in which the body of Christ was placed was completely empty on the third day (Matthew 28:6). He appeared to a large number of people at one time after His death (John 20:14-17); Luke 24:36-43). Also, on the Day of Pentecost, fifty days after the resurrection, Peter preached to thousands who had access to the empty grave. We can rejoice with confidence that Christ arose from the grave.

                To conclude this "Thought for the Day" I could not help but wonder whether you have accepted the Christ of Calvary and the empty tomb as your own personal Savior. If not, do so before it is too late.