Easter egg



Since childhood, I had grown fascinated by foreign books and heard a lot about “Easter eggs.” Parents hiding easter eggs under thickets and flower shrubs and kids looking for them on Easter morning. I think I even wrote a story or two about it. But I didn’t know what it meant.

But with Google, I was able to do some research this morning, on the significance of the “Easter eggs” some people of non-African cultures decorate and give to others.

Here, my findings:

Easter eggs, also called Paschal eggs, are decorated eggs that are often given to celebrate Easter or springtime. The oldest tradition is to use dyed and painted chicken eggs, but a modern custom is to substitute chocolate eggs, or plastic eggs filled with confectionery such as jelly beans.

Eggs, in general, were a traditional symbol of fertility, and rebirth. In Christianity, for the celebration of Eastertide, Easter eggs symbolize the empty tomb of Jesus: though an egg appears to be like the stone of a tomb, a bird hatches from it with life; similarly, the Easter egg, for Christians, is a reminder that Jesus rose from the grave, and that those who believe will also experience eternal life.

This made a lot of sense.

Well… with that, I reflected on this scripture in Romans 8:11 this morning…

If the spirit that RAISED Christ from the dead DWeLLS in you, he shall also QUICKEN your mortal
bodies. (My paraphrase)

I felt lighter this morning. Christ rose from the dead. True. Christ dwells in me. That’s a given. So I have an automatic access to exhularating life in all its aspects. I need not worry. Not fear. Just trust and obey.

I wish you can reflect on this and answer the questions too.


Joshua Babarinde

Author: Toluwanimi

Toluwanimi believes young people can do great things with their lives. “Give them wings; watch them soar,” He always says. He is a physician by training and a budding behavioral scientist with a keen interest in child and adolescent health and development. Having worked with teenagers for over a decade, he loves to study and practice evidenced-based methods of inspiring positive behavioral change. His current project, GrandHeights, aims to provide resources and mentorship connections that inspire and empower young people to realize their life’s full potential despite negative circumstances around them. He plans to develop an establishment that will conduct research, develop effective strategies that will impart hope, empowerment, and refuge for youth and families in at-risk situations. He also believes creativity can be a transformative tool and through his start-up, Missionary Creatives, he helps nonprofits tell their stories and develop strategies to drive growth.

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