Reflections: March 2013 Easter Egg Adventure

Easter... Eggs! What about Jesus?

History.com tells us:

"from a Christian perspective, Easter eggs are said to represent Jesus' emergence from the tomb and resurrection. Decorating eggs for Easter is a tradition that dates back to at least the 13th century. One explanation for this custom is that eggs were formerly a forbidden food during the Lenten season, so people would paint and decorate them to mark the end of the period of penance and fasting, then eat them on Easter as a celebration. Easter egg hunts and egg rolling are two popular traditions. In the U.S., the White House Easter Egg Roll, a race in which children push decorated, hard-boiled eggs across the White House lawn, is an annual event held the Monday after Easter. Some people have considered egg rolling symbolic of the stone blocking Jesus' tomb being rolled away, leading to his resurrection."

These pictures represent our "eggstravagant event" where eggs, children and Jesus take center stage at Christ Church. Enjoy the memories and make sure to participate next spring!

Jon