Saturday, March 30, 2019

It's Not About the Bunny...

Today’s Lenten Meditation

A-Poem-a-Day
Until Resurrection Day

A few weeks ago I saw a little plaque in Hobby Lobby that said, "It's not about the bunny...It's about the Lamb!" I held it in my hand and should have purchased it, but didn't. Last week I went to my favorite chocolatier, Bromilow's, to buy chocolate lambs for the family, like I do every Easter. There were no lambs in the store, so I asked why. I was told that they don't sell and that people want bunnies, not lambs. Fortunately, they expected I would come and had a box of lambs poured, put aside, and waiting for me in the basement. I thought about that plaque in Hobby Lobby and regretted not buying it. Today I called my daughter, Kristin. She just happened to be in Hobby Lobby. I told her my story and this very darling daughter immediately bought the plaque with the great Easter message for me...

It's not about the bunny...
It's about the Lamb!

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A BETTER IDEA

It's a better idea than spring baskets,
with jelly beans, mallows and bows;
it's far better than flowery straw bonnets,
Mary Janes and brand new clothes,

a much better idea than bunnies and chicks,
eggs painted pink, purple, blue…
This time let us give our sweet children
an Easter gift that will ring true.

Let’s give a plush lamb, all spotless and pure
and tell them Jesus is its name…
Tell them Jesus is the Hope of the World
and Easter's the reason He came.

Tell them God's Son is sinless and meek
He's the unblemished Passover Lamb;
tell them He died on Calvary's Cross
to save sinners. He's the great I Am.

Tell them that on the first Easter morning
Lamb Jesus arose from the grave –
and that is why in their tiny hands
is the soft little lamb that you gave.

Tell them Lord Jesus loves them so much
that He wants to be their Best Friend.
Their little lamb will remind them of Him
after Resurrection Day ends.

Tell them chocolate bunnies, bonnets, and beans
are okay, but not the best part –
the best part of Easter is Jesus, the Lamb,
Who came to live in their hearts!

Maude Carolan

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