Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Baptist Bunnies

     The other day I heard a man talk about Baptist Bunnies. When I asked him what he meant he stated,"You know all the Baptist that only come out at Easter." This made me laugh. I can just picture a bunch of people showing up for church on Easter Sunday morning wearing bunny ears.
     I was shopping with my mom the other day looking for Easter dresses when I noticed how much of the non christian world was focusing on Easter. People were all buying dress clothes. The sale ads were all about Easter. Aisles at Walmart had everything you would need for Easter.
     So why is our world, nation, families all falling apart if we are all focusing on Easter? Could it be that we have all fallen into the trap of becoming Baptist Bunnies? We have forgotten that there was not a pretty dress worn on that weekend but a thorn of crowns. We have forgotten that the greatest gift was given for us. We have forgotten that we have a savior that prayed for us and gave himself for us. But, the main thing we have forgotten is that he overcame death so that we might have eternal life.
     As Easter Sunday approaches lets remember that Easter is forever. Lets forget about the holiday and focus on the person of Easter. Are you a Baptist Bunny or are you a true believer in the Lord Jesus Christ who gave his life for you?

Jesus prayed, " Father, the time has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you.  For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him.  Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, they only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.  I have brought you glory on earth by completing the work you gave me to do.  And now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began.
John17:1-5


2 comments:

  1. I'm so glad we don't do a Easter Pageant any more because of the work, but it is so easy to forget the solemnity and sorry that make up Easter along with the joyfulness of his resurrection. Bunnies and chicks proclaim the new beginnings of spring and to an extent (if you know the true story) the risen Savior, but the Cross is certainly left out.

    I think that Baptist Bunnies come to business meetings when there is an agenda also.

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  2. Dawn, I have another name for the ones that only show up when there is a struggle going on. They are called the Worshiping Weasels. They worship the conflict they create when they should be worshiping their creator.

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