Well those little cute candy birds have been around for the Easter season from the year after I was born in 1952 and I have consumed a lot of those tasty diabetic induced candies in the past LOL!   There have been many Easter traditions that I’ve shared with my family as a child.   I continued these traditions with my own family until I became a committed Christian and realized the true meaning of Resurrection day.  We still provided our children with Easter candy… but as a table setting decoration and not baskets, Easter egg hunts and toys.

Marshmallow Peeps has nothing to do with the Gospel and I guess this statement is not a surprise to you.  Is it ok to still eat them?  Yup!  Is it ok to have all the other Easter candy and things?   I think so… but maybe after church at your  family gathering and dinner.  I don’t think the Lord  would mind that at all.

Does the Lord mind that you dress up for Easter?  I don’t think so.  Your motives are to honor His Sons sacrifice and look your best for Resurrection Sunday worship at the Lords house.  I believe that it’s not wise to overdo it and just buy new spring attire and not spend hundreds of dollars on clothes and things. (Just my personal thoughts here)

What can be a problem is when the major emphasis is on all the Easter trimmings and little emphasis on the reason for the remembrance of the Sacrifice that Jesus Christ made for us for our salvation.  This is a holy time for Christians of remembering this special act of Love.

Our children and our grandchildren should be taught this by us and have this instilled in their heart and minds.  When this is accomplished all the Easter trimmings won’t have that place of importance.

I love the Good Friday service and reflections, the Easter Lilies on Sunday, singing…Christ the Lord has risen today…seeing all my brothers and sisters in Christ all filled with the awe and wonder at our Easter morning service.  This is my family’s tradition since 1984.  It’s a tradition that keeps me in a good place in my heart and spirit.  The tradition continues that day with a family dinner and thanking God that we can all be together.

There is one more tradition that I do…and that is…to try and remember Jesus Sacrifice not only Easter week…but every single day.

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Philippians 3:10 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;

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Message for today: Go ahead and eat a marshmallow Peep….But remember that old saying…JESUS IS THE REASON FOR THE SEASON….that goes for Easter too!

Remember those great family Easters? Did we ever wear those hats and carry the little handbags any other time other than Easter? Every kid on my block had them!

Remember the family dinners? Great traditions!

Now these are Easter bonnets!!

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