Sunday, April 4, 2010

The Easter Bunny came

Well, the Easter Bunny came today. Actually he started working on this yesterday, but he deposited some things at our house today. Usually the Easter Bunny is a girl, but this year she is out of town taking care of her sister so, Mr. Bunny had to take over.

Old man rabbit did the best he could. He made up a couple of nice little baskets with some candy, which included the obligatory chocolate bunny. This was, however, the first time he boiled his own eggs. The kitchen is happy to announce that only one egg was lost to an unexpected, sudden "release". All in all Mr. Rabbit was fairly happy with the overall outcome. He does realize that his eggs are nowhere near as nice as his wife's would have been, but hey, what can you expect from a low-bid operation anyway?

Now, in case you have forgotten, or don't really know, here's the important part of Easter:

And when they came to the place called The

Skull, there they crucified Him and the criminals, one on

the right and the other on the left. But Jesus was saying,

"Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are

doing." And they cast lots, dividing up His garments among

themselves. And the people stood by, looking on. And even

the rulers were sneering at Him, saying, "He saved others;

let Him save Himself if this is the Christ of God, His

Chosen One." And the soldiers also mocked Him, coming up

to Him, offering Him sour wine, and saying, "If You are

the King of the Jews, save Yourself!" Now there was also

an inscription above Him, "THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS."

And one of the criminals who were hanged [there] was

hurling abuse at Him, saying, "Are You not the Christ? Save

Yourself and us!" But the other answered, and rebuking him

said, "Do you not even fear God, since you are under the

same sentence of condemnation? "And we indeed justly, for

we are receiving what we deserve for our deeds; but this

man has done nothing wrong." And he was saying, "Jesus,

remember me when You come in Your kingdom!" And He said to

him, "Truly I say to you, today you shall be with Me in

Paradise." And it was now about the sixth hour, and

darkness fell over the whole land until the ninth hour,

the sun being obscured; and the veil of the temple was torn

in two. And Jesus, crying out with a loud voice, said,

"Father, INTO THY HANDS I COMMIT MY SPIRIT." And having said this, He breathed His last. Now when the centurion

saw what had happened, he [began] praising God, saying,

"Certainly this man was innocent." And all the multitudes

who came together for this spectacle, when they observed

what had happened, [began] to return, beating their

breasts. And all His acquaintances and the women who

accompanied Him from Galilee, were standing at a distance,

seeing these things. And behold, a man named Joseph, who

was a member of the Council, a good and righteous man (he

had not consented to their plan and action), [a man] from

Arimathea, a city of the Jews, who was waiting for the

kingdom of God; this man went to Pilate and asked for the

body of Jesus. And he took it down and wrapped it in a

linen cloth, and laid Him in a tomb cut into the rock,

where no one had ever lain. And it was the preparation

day, and the Sabbath was about to begin. Now the women who

had come with Him out of Galilee followed after, and saw

the tomb and how His body was laid. And they returned and

prepared spices and perfumes. And on the Sabbath they

rested according to the commandment.

But on the first day

of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb, bringing

the spices which they had prepared. And they found the

stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered,

they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. And it

happened that while they were perplexed about this, behold,

two men suddenly stood near them in dazzling apparel; and

as [the women] were terrified and bowed their faces to the

ground, [the men] said to them, "Why do you seek the living

One among the dead? "He is not here, but He has risen."


  1. Hey Harvey,...oh wait, wrong Mr Bunny,

    Not too shabby with your egg display.

    And kudos for the message.

  2. Thanks Gene, for posting that most important message! A little, gentle reminder of the meaning of the day goes a long way, doesn't it?

  3. I don't know if I lost my comment or not, in any event you said what needed to be said.

  4. Jesus is the reason for this season too.

    Have a terrific day and a very happy Easter. :)

  5. I've often wondered how we got from Jesus to an egg-laying rabbit. Not that I'm passing up any candy, mind you. ;-)

    Hey Jeff, my eggs said cool stuff like, "My Mom is a Chicken"..."Ducks Need to Die"...things we can all relate to. LOL!!!