It’s two days before Easter. School is out. So I took my youngest son to the mall for lunch and to take him to the Lego Store. The line to see the Easter bunny wraps around the entire area. No, we were not in the line. Just observing it. A friend also met us there. He and I were commenting that the Easter bunny has nothing to do with Easter and started joking about the saying “Hoppy Easter!” Of, course, I figured there is probably a tract in that saying someplace. So look for a new tract next Easter. Anyway, it turns out that if you walk up to someone and say “Hoppy Easter” and hand them an Easter tract, they will take it and say thank you. So we handed out a number of them as we were leaving the mall.
I really wanted to share the Gospel with the Easter bunny. My son said he would not do it. And the line was real long. We did the “Hoppy Easter” line to the couple at the end of the line. Turns out he is in missions ministry at DTS. After talking for a few minutes we told him about wanting to share the Gospel with the Easter Bunny. He agreed to do it. So we gave him an extra tract to give to the Easter Bunny!
We joked a little more saying things like “hop on down to the cross and repent!”
As I pondered this on my way home, I realized that it is not “Hoppy Easter!” but rather “Hoppy Easter?” The question mark asks if it really is about the Easter Bunny. No! Easter is about the ressurrection of the Christ. Jesus is the way, the truth and the life. He is the king of kings and Lord of Lords. No one comes ot the Father except through Him!