It’s funny the evolution of the Easter baskets. Have you noticed? They started off all brown and sturdy, and now they’re every color you can imagine. I noticed this last week during the Easter egg hunt at my school where I work as a preschool teacher. I have twelve kids in my class, and every one of them had completely different baskets. The only consistent thing was the basket handle- still the traditional shape.
But all that isn’t interesting really. What I thought was really cool was that each basket directly showed the personality of each child. Consider these three:
See what I mean? I didn’t even mention the wild child with the huge basket or the free-spirit with the grocery bag. It was a pretty cool to see all that.
You know what was sad to me though? The way that everyone concentrates on bunnies and baskets for Easter. Don’t get me wrong, I grew up with them too, but my parents did something special; we only did bunnies and eggs on Saturday, and then celebrated the real reason for Easter on Sunday. I’m sure you know where I’m going with this: the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, who died to pay our debt for sins so that we could go to Heaven with Him. I’d be a fool to do any blog about Easter without mentioning the most important thing you could ever hear, so there it is. Happy Easter. Thanks Jesus.