Okay, so…we all know that Christian holidays have become super commercialized. I get it. That’s part of our world now. But…do we as Christians sit and think about what these “holidays” really mean? Our pastor (who is super wonderful…his name is John Richardson) asked the following question during his sermon yesterday “How many of us have felt the same way the day after Easter as we did the day before Easter…year after year?” It made me think…that’s me. I mean, yes, I do think about what it means that Christ died for us. However, it’s not just at Easter. But, really, the day after Easter shouldn’t be just another day…or should it? We should be changed anyway. We should be rejoicing day after day that our Lord has risen. He’s the only God that has died for His people. He is the only God that was willing to make that sacrifice. Sometimes I do wonder what that really means for me. I can’t grasp that at all. I really can’t.
Anyway, more about this commercialization thing. Okay, people get upset because Easter (to many) has become a fashion show. It’s about getting more gifts that we don’t need or deserve. It’s a time to play with the Easter Bunny and hunt Easter eggs. Some people think this is terrible…and I get that if that’s all you do…then you don’t get what EAster is about. However, why can’t we embrace that part, too, and have fun with it? We let Zoë see Santa and the Easter Bunny (*gasp*)…and she got presents for Christmas and a small Easter Basket (from us..lol…and lots from everyone else..). BUT..it is Mine and Zeb’s job as parents to teach her what Christmas and Easter and EVERY OTHER DAY is really about. So, with that said…she’s going to hunt for eggs next year…and she’s gonna see Santa and the Easter Bunny again. And you know what…she may even get a new dress just in time for Easter…but we will teach her that while these things are fun, this is not what her life is about.
What do you guys think about this? Give me your honest opinions.
PS…here are some pics from this weekend. Please excuse my child…she really is a super happy baby…she just has a tendency to smile right until the instant the camera snaps! (Just ask ANYONE who has ever tried to take her pics!)
Aunt Sneezles, Uncle Easter Bunny, & Zoë (she actually liked them…though, my dear sweet child never smiles at the camera)