Easter was great! Saturday morning we went up to my Dad's house for an Easter Egg hunt. It was a good time--a little wierd. It was the first big Spring event at my Dad's since my parents got divorced. All my brothers and sisters in town were there, and that made it really fun. Robert picked up a couple eggs and tried to eat the shell, throw it on the ground, ya know the usual 8 month old Easter activities. We gave him some awesome Playschool cars and Melissa&Doug stacking rings which he probably won't use for another couple months, but I just couldn't help myself in the store. While we were going through baskets and munching on fruit, my sister Dari and I got into a conversation about Easter and why we celebrate. She was going on about how Easter means Ishtar--the Greek goddess of fertility and her Earthly form was a rabbit....then tied that in with Las Vegas and the Playboy Bunny and most people don't know the true meaning of why we celebrate this weekend. So she calls it "Reserection Weekend" instead of Easter because Easter has such awful historical ties. Interesting connection, yes, yes, very interesting. I personally don't go quite that far; however, I do like the sound of Resurection Weekend. So, yeah, religious holidays are exploited by business to get us to buy things and Easter is truly about Jesus Christ's Resurection. In fact today in Primary we had a discussion about why we get candy on Easter because the resurectioin has nothing to do with sugar--EXCEPT that resurection will be SO SWEET! (bad joke). We love Easter, for HE IS RISEN!
Mark 16: 6
6 And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is arisen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him.