Saturday, April 11, 2009

Easter Symbols.....what do they mean to you?

Every year we incubate eggs and the week of easter, we have chickens! Our fist chick is due to hatch tomorrow, ON EASTER! It's nice that we can plan it that way. I like how the hatching of the eggs symbolizes new life. We teach that the egg also is a symbol of the tomb, which Christ emerged when he arose again. The chick, hatching out of the egg, symbolizes new life or re-birth. One should hatch tomorrow. The rest should hatch on Tuesday. Our Children's minister....will be very happy.

One thing about this time of year are the Easter Lillies. They symbolize the purity of Jesus. They bloom in the spring and also symbolize new life and the resurrection of Christ. I love this because Chad and I got married a week before Easter 15 years ago and our flowes were white Easter lillies. I loved their meaning and how we can apply that to our lives.

There are a TON of symbols for Easter. Even more obvious ones than I have mentioned. (The Cross, Eggs, Bunnies, Candy, etc.) What do they mean to you?

7 comments:

Shane Coffman said...

You raise chickens? I had no idea...

Brenda said...

Yep! Unfortunately, doesn't look like we will be having an easter chick. Guess it needs a day or two more to cook! But will have a bunch by wednesday!

Peter said...

Do the taste good?

Brenda said...

Ya, know...I can't say! I've never killed one of these and eaten them. I do like Chicken! But I'll that up to the professionals.

Linda L said...

Brenda, when I first saw on facebook your comments about black ones and a yellow one coming out, it sounded like goldfish! I didn't think to read your blog...I'm relieved to know it's chicks! Just curious where you buy them since I understand the ones we get at the grocery store won't hatch into babies.

Tammy said...

Linda, you ARE the city girl!

Brenda, Did you name them the names Pete suggested: Nugget, Strip, Crispy and Fajita?

Hannah said...

I didn't know u raised chicken either! wow. Linda, u thought they were gold fish? do u remember what happened last time Brenda had a confrontation with a gold fish?!