Monday, March 13, 2023

It's Not About the Bunny...


Until Resurrection Day

Now I know...




When I was a child

I could hardly wait for Easter

could hardly wait to wear my new spring dress

and the flowery straw bonnet with velvet ribbon streamers

could hardly wait for the basket of marshmallow chocolates

tiny jelly beans and bright-colored eggs

to magically appear in my bedroom

compliments of a big white bunny

Oh, the wonders of childhood imaginings…


I was glad about the Resurrection, too, of course


But first I had to get through Lent and "Good" Friday

first I had to sacrifice

and give a lot of serious consideration

to Jesus

first I had to think about a nice holy man


a terrible death

upon a horrible cross

and I had to try to understand

that He died that awful death

for me!


I preferred, of course

to think about chocolate, bunnies, and bonnets

rather than scourging, thorns, and nails


Good? I thought…

What could possibly

be "Good" about it?


I wanted to call it "Bad Friday"

"Cruel Friday" or

"Why Did God Have To Have It Happen That Way Friday?"


Of course

I was too young to understand…then


Now I realize

a basket-bearing bunny on Easter

cannot be compared to what happened

that particular cosmic Friday

at the Cross


Now I know

what's so "Good" about it


is that it's followed by


that Stone-Blown-Out-of-the-Tomb-Sunday!!!

that Jesus-Was-Dead…But-Now-He-Lives--Hallelujah-Sunday!!!


Now I know

it’s not about the bunny at all—


It’s about Jesus, the Sacrifice Lamb, Who died for our sins

so all who Believe

will be granted eternal life


and that

my brothers and sisters


is very, very, very




Maude Carolan Pych

"Behold the Lamb...poetically!"
by Maude Carolan Pych
is available online
at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc.

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