Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."
As a kid, Easter was never exactly my favorite holiday. In fact I would go so far as to say it was always a somewhat traumatic affair.
Yes there was candy🍬 involved, which was great and by any kid's standards, the one real benchmark for what makes a holiday truly official. But it was also to be the day that would include what I then perceived to be nothing less than tortures, which I was given no choice but to endure. My apologies to those who recognize the twisted irony in that; I was a child after all.
That morning, Dad would line my brothers and me up like sheep🐏 and sheer our heads for spring into the dreaded buzz cuts. Mom would then put us into the dorkiest, most uncomfortable, pastel colored suits💃 and force us to carry the stuffed bunnies🐇 that were the unwelcome companions to the candy. The five of us felt like a bunch of sissies.
After the evidence was gathered... I mean 'pictures were taken', 📷 (pictures that will never be posted here) it was time for Mom and Dad to complete our humiliation. It was time to be displayed to the public. 👪👫🚗 It was time for church. ⛪
Somehow amongst the early morning cattle routine, the embarrassing attire and the confusion over what chocolate🍫 bunnies🐰 and colored eggs,🐣 have to do with anything spiritual, the message still managed to sink in.
There was once a pure and holy man who was displayed in a public place, only he was naked and bloodied from real torture. He was forced through the streets amongst sneering masses while carrying the weight of all sin. He died because of his love for us and rose again triumphant.
It is due to him that we have a choice and yet it is in him that we find salvation. 🙌
Thanks Mom and Dad for making sure we received our nourishment. 🌞💒🐣💐🐰🌷🐥🌸🐇🌹🐤🌻
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