***COLORING EASTER EGGS, IT’S ALMOST TIME!!!…WANNA KNOW MORE???…

GOoD DAY, LORD!!!…WE LOVE YOU, TOO!!!…

THANK YOU, GOD, FOR ALWAYS SEEING THE BEST IN US!!!...

FRIENDS…LET’S SING A SONG OF PRAISE, SHALL WE???…GREAT!!!

http://youtu.be/JCxlqd2q_gk

Well, tonight at work… I was thinking about Easter and alot of “Things” we mostly do to celebrate this Wonderful Event!!!…One of the “Things” that crossed my mind was something I have been doing for 40 years and never really knew why…

***Coloring Easter Eggs…and having Easter Egg hunts was just a few of them***…Though my Mind & Heart had alot more going on…

Friends…Whether you enjoy those eggs: hard-boiled…poached…fried…or deviled…Eggs are a kitchen staple and delicious in any form!!!…(I believe)… While breakfast-time has made the egg a culinary celebrity, it’s “Easter” that has transformed the Egg into a cultural icon… Spring-Time brings us eggs colorfully dyed or reincarnated in chocolate, but the “Easter Egg” actually boasts a rich history, dating back thousands of years to Pre-Christian cultures…

SPRING-TIME EGGS...

                      WANNA LEARN MORE???…READ ON!!!…FOLLOW-ON!!!…

  • Friends…While we usually attribute the Easter egg to the Christian holiday… Pre-Christians  celebrated the Egg as a symbol of Fertility during the Spring  representing the Rebirth of life in the new season…
  • Friends, Later… Eggs came to symbolize the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, much for the same reason… (I Read this): Historians credit Pope GREGORY I  with merging the traditions and symbols of the pagan Spring festival with the Christian celebration of Easter… Even the name of the holiday is a derivative of the Spring Goddess Eostre…
  •                                                      ***HERE IS A QUICK PIC***
  •                                 (SHE IS QUITE PURDY, DON’T YOU THINK???!!!)
  • The Dyeing of Easter eggs comes from an Orthodox and Eastern Catholic tradition of coloring eggs red to represent the Blood of Christ… The egg’s shell represents the Tomb of Christ…And then so cracking the egg symbolized:
  •                                                      ***HIS RESURRECTION
  • Historically, the eating of eggs was forbidden during Lent… But this didn’t stop chickens from laying them… so households hard-boiled the eggs to keep them from spoiling and ate them quickly come Easter!!!…
  • Started in 1814 by Dolley Madison, the annual Easter Egg Roll on the White House’s South Lawn is a race in which children push an Easter egg across the grass with a spoon… However, I Learned… rolling Easter eggs traces its origins to Europeas a symbol of the rolling away of the boulder from Jesus’s tomb before the resurrection…

    "LOOK TO THE LEFT"...

  • Next, I Learned…The famous “Fabergé Eggs” were intricately jeweled and gilded pieces created for Russian royalty before the 1917 revolution… The House of Fabergé crafted the first in 1885 by request from Tsar Alexander III as an “Easter-Gift” for his wife…                                     I SHALL SHARE A PHOTO…

    TSAR ALEXANDER WITH THE GIFT EGG...

  • While the Egg is a predominant symbol of Easter, it’s NOT limited to the Western interpretation... Egyptians decorate eggs during the Sham el-Nessim holiday, which marks the beginning of Spring… Mexicans stuff hollowed egg shells with confetti and hide them… When children find these cascarones, they break them over their friends’ heads!!!…SERIOUSLY!!!…  : )   Ha Ha!!!…HERE IS A PHOTO!!!…

    ***I GUESS IT'S BETTER THAN SMASHING PUMPKINS!!!...(JUST A JOKE) : )

  • In the end… The Best Way to Enjoy the Easter Egg’s long history is to eat it!!!…And…Don’t forget to save some room with your Easter Ham!!!…
  •                                                                    YOU COOKING???
  • ***I BELIEVE THE HAM IS A DIFFERENT STORY, SOOO NOT GETTING INTO THAT ONE TONIGHT!!!…
  •                                                              ***STAY WITH ME!!!…
  • THIS WAS AT MY HOUSE A COUPLE YEARS AGO...

Friends,…Remember…The EGG has long since been a symbol for RESURRECTION AND NEW LIFE… from the time of the ancient Persians, through Jewish culture, and well incorporated in the Christianity…THE EGG, a part of the celebrations about the “Vernal Equinox”…Means: The comming of Spring, a time for Planting & New Life… has been a subject of wonder and veneration for just about all cultures… It appears in MANY RELIGIONS as a Critical symbol of NEW LIFE… of RESURRECTION…

On another note…They are almost entirely unrelated to fertility… Women have all but always been considered mere vesssels for something from men. And until Robert Hooke discovered and named the cell using the microscope developed by at least Lippershey, and Janssen in the early 1600s, that was also unclear or rather unseen…

Ova does come from Latin meaning egg, but that is incidental to the role of the egg in religious symbolism…

When one thinks about symbols, you just about have to drop back to prerecorded history, and try to understand the terror of a total eclipse of the sun…

The EGG is the symbol for New Life, and for Resurrection, not fertility… On the other hand, in the middle ages, particularly, in Germany a hare was said to lay eggs, and present them to children… It’s not that far from the Easter Egg… The hare was a symbol of fertility, which makes sense in the light of the ability rabbits to breed without a season…

THIS IS MY ACTUAL MOMMA BUNNY, WITH HER BABY IN HER NEST...DADDY BUNNY TO FOLLOW...

MY DADDY BUNNY...AND HE HAS THE SWEETEST EYES!!! : )

Friends…Coloring eggs has been raised to an art form in many folk societies… Some traditions originated with the religious symbol, but rapidly because commercial by-products in mass societies…

And it has been suggested that with beginning in the 20th century, the Easter Egg has became a symbol for a second leading time for the sale of chocolate products and sales…Mostly in the United States and much of Europe…

YEP, YOU SEE THE TV AD'S...THE CADBURY BUNNY & CHOCOLATE EGGS...PERSONALLY, I THINK THEY TASTE NASTY!!!...YUCK!!!...

Friends…PLEASE!!!…Remember the MEANING of EASTER EGGS now!!!…And share it with your children, Your Friends & Family…and all that you know…So, while decorating this Wonderful Gift from God…You NOW will know what they are ALLL about!!!…

TEACH THEM!!!...

TEACH!!!…TEACH!!!…TEACH!!!…

IF I AMY, PLEASE LET ME SHARE A LITTLE BIT OF SCRIPTURE TO GO ALONG WITH THIS TEACHING TONIGHT…AND TOO, READ IT TO THOSE YOU COLOR “EASTER EGGS” WITH!!!…

***GIVE IT THE RIGHT MEANING BEHIND IT ALL…

NEED I SAY MORE???...READ JOHN 3:16-17

PS. BY THE WAY…THE WORD, “EASTER” ONLY APPEARS ONE TIME IN THE KING JAMES VERSION BIBLE, IN THE BOOK OF ACTS…IT IS: ACTS 12:4…AND THE GREEK WORD IS, “PASCHA”…WHICH MEANS, “PASSOVER”…

REMEMBER THIS…JESUS CHRIST REALLY DID RISE FROM THE DEAD!!!…

***RESURRECTION… ***NEW LIFE…AND, I BELIEVE THIS SCRIPTURE IS THE TIMETABLE FROM THE FIRST HE ENCOUNTERED AFTER HIS RESURRECTION…

I AM GOING TO USE THE (NIV) VERSION…

Mark 16:9 New International Version (NIV)

   [The earliest manuscripts and some other ancient witnesses do not have verses 9–20.]

9 When Jesus rose early on the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had driven seven demons.

Matthew 28:8-10 New International Version (NIV)

8 So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. 9 Suddenly Jesus met them. “Greetings,” he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. 10Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.”

Luke 24:34 New International Version (NIV)

34and saying, “It is true! The Lord has risen and has appeared to Simon.”

Mark 16:12 New International Version (NIV)

   12Afterward Jesus appeared in a different form to two of them while they were walking in the country.

John 20:19-24 New International Version (NIV)

Jesus Appears to His Disciples

19 On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” 20After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord.21 Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” 22 And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.”

Jesus Appears to Thomas

24 Now Thomas (also known as Didymus), one of the Twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came.

A MUST ADD!!!…

DOUBTING THOMAS...CAN YOU RELATE WITH HIM???...IT'S OK!!!... : )

John 20:25-26 New International Version (NIV)

25So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord!”   But he said to them, “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.”26A week later his disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them. Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!”

John 21:1 New International Version (NIV)

Jesus and the Miraculous Catch of Fish

1Afterward Jesus appeared again to his disciples, by the Sea of Galilee. It happened this way:

HERE IS THE SEA THE BIBLE SPEAKS ABOUT...THE GREAT CATCH!!!... : )

                                      1 Corinthians 15:6-7 New International Version (NIV)

6 After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers and sisters at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep. 7Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles,

                                                                   AND LAST, THIS…

                                                 Acts 1:3 New International Version (NIV)

3 After his suffering, he presented himself to them and gave many convincing proofs that he was alive. He appeared to them over a period of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of God.
FRIENDS & FAMILY, WHILE COLORING EGGS…AND CELEBRATING THIS EASTER SEASON…THIS IS:
                                                                              MY GIFT FROM ME-TO YOU…

HOPE YOU LEARNED SOMETHING IN THIS BLOG, AND KNOW...OUR REDEEMER LIVES!!!...***EVERYDAY, NOT ONLY IN EASTER EGGS...BUT IN OUR SOULS, THROUGH THE SPIRIT OF OUR LORD, JESUS CHRIST!!!...AMEN, AMEN!!!...AND AMEN!!!... LOVE, JOYOUS JEWELS

Matthew 28:18-20 New International Version (NIV)

18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
                                                         AND ONE OF MY FAVORITE VIDEO’S/SONG’S IN CLOSING…

I HAVE TO "SMILE"...CAUSE ***I KNOW!!!...***I KNOW!!!...***I KNOW!!!...AMEN~

                                                        MAKE SURE YOU TAKE A LISTEN!!!…PROMISE???…
                                                                            
                                                                                      http://youtu.be/9p4G2GbPYQA
***FRIENDS & FAMILY…GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU!!!…MAY GOD’S GRACE TOUCH YOUR SOUL EVERYDAY…MAY YOU KNOW HE LIVES!!!…HE FORGIVES YOU, HE LOVES YOU!!!…HE DIED FOR YOU AND FOR ME…AND WILL ALWAYS BE THERE FOR YOU, EVEN WHEN YOU THINK HE IS NOT!!!…  : )
                 
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