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The Story Behind The Easter Egg

The egg, an ancient symbol of new life, has been associated with pagan festivals celebrating spring. From a Christian perspective, Easter eggs are said to represent Jesus’ emergence from the tomb and resurrection. … The first official White House egg roll occurred in 1878, when Rutherford B. Hayes was president.


Why and how Christians are quick to accept and co-opt just about anything into the Christian faith and worship, never ceases to amaze me.
Whereas in some quarters, the Easter celebrations had been criticised as being of pagan origin and therefore “humanic”, others believe that Christ was raised from the dead by the Lord on this day and so “divinely”. This means that the celebrations in of itself, isn’t about  “eggs” but of a “being”, the “Son Of God”.

Whether the “egg” symbolises the emergence of Christ from the tomb and resurrection as many touted or not, truth of the matter is that, “in him do all things consist; for by him were  all things created and for him… including the egg. We are not to esteem the Easter Egg more than it’s maker.
Happy Resurrection in advance!