Jesus rose on the third day, after (quite literally) going through hell for our sins. When he came back his hair was white as snow (a by-product of intense stress). But in the end, the Lord died for our sins and He did it like a boss! He took the keys of life and death and in one action defeated the enemy, the devil. This is what we know and this is the gospel of “Easter.”
But let’s take a look at Easter for a moment. Shouldn’t it be called “Day of Resurrection?” Yes. And here’s why:
- Easter is actually a pagan holiday.
- Easter comes from the word “Ishtar,” the goddess of fertility.
- The eggs kids go hunting for is actually rooted in a demonic ritual.
I know, I know, it doesn’t mean that anymore and kids are just having fun, right? Well, maybe so. But perhaps it is also possible that we should be good Christian parents and have a talk with our kids about how demons get evoked into a household. Leave no room for the devil, perhaps? That is our scriptural duty.
And hey! They are kids. They are impressionable. You can just as easily celebrate Jesus’ return the proper way – buy them a pizza (if you can’t cook like me) or have a family dinner with someone who can in-fact cook after morning service.
The point is, dear parents, please talk to your children about Jesus and what this holiday is really about. We have a war to fight and should not let our children become products of the world but rather products of God!