Today we celebrate with our yearly visit to church, my Pastor calls those people CEOs (Christmas and Easter Only), followed by the Easter egg and baskets for the younger children. Many companies again have had a very successful season. Another chance for a commercialized holiday to bring forth profit, Christmas and Easter are never the exceptions.
I suppose it's a frightening thought when children know more about the Easter Bunny and Santa Clause, than they do about their Creator. Just tell them the holiday and these become the first names that roll off their tongues. It's become a matter of what we get for present, not an understanding of the greatest gift that God ever gave, his Son. As a nation, we've become so enthralled with the holiday hype of spending time with loved ones, gift giving, fantasy characters we have lost our focus. There is nothing wrong with any of those ideas, it's how caught up in those ideas we become that causes us to forget about what's important.
Sometimes it takes the nudge of a stranger, reading an eye catching article of even God himself to get our attention. In the manager at Bethlehem Christ wasn't delivered by Santa Clause but was sent by God himself, who came in human form.
The cross at Calvary doesn't point at the Easter Bunny with a basketful of eggs, it points toward Heaven. Toward a God whose Son suffered the wrath of sin for our sake, a free gift of salvation offered for all who to look to Cross.
Let's not forget this Easter what they true meaning really is: the risen Christ offering the free gift of salvation for all of those seeking. Many have already taken the journey but for those just beginning I pray you find what you truly seek or whom is truly seeking you.