Category Archives: Easter

The World Is Your Oyster

pearlYou’ve no doubt heard how pearls are formed. They are formed when an irritant like a grain of sand enters its shell. It’s natural response is to create a barrier around that irritant to protect itself. The result, of course, is a polished pearly white stone with little to no blemish.

Likewise, God sent Christ into this world as an irritant, with a message so offensive that the world would put Him to death. Out of that, you were washed clean of your sin and made into a precious gem in the eyes of God. You are a pearl for which He paid the highest price, the life of His only begotten son.

You are valuable to God!

Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it. ~Matthew 13:45-46

Crèche or the Cross

Which is more important, Christmas or Easter?

Both involve Jesus, both are historical, both are necessary, both fulfill prophecy, both encompass new life, both are a huge gift from God and both have been subjected to commericalization and paganism. I’ve heard it both ways: “without Easter there would be no Christmas” AND “without Christmas there would be no Easter.” Which of those do you identify with more? Which is a bigger deal in your family?