In Wyndham, Easter is a time for Christians to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ with family and friends. However, many people in the community don’t understand the day’s religious significance.
For Christians, Easter is a time to reflect on the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus. For many people in Wyndham, Easter has become more of a secular observance, with the focus being on the Easter Bunny and chocolate eggs.
This is a stark contrast to the deep religious meaning of the day for Christians. Residents are divided on how to best commemorate the day, with some believing that the traditional Easter Bunny and chocolate should remain a part of the celebration. In contrast, others feel that the real meaning of Easter should be kept at the centre of the holiday.
The Bible, the book Christianity is based on, does not mention the Easter Bunny or celebrating with chocolate eggs.
It can be confusing for those of other cultures and religions as the Easter Bunny is a strange representation of Christianity. Many Wyndham residents find it difficult to explain to their friends and family from different backgrounds why Easter is celebrated with bunnies and chocolate eggs.
No matter what one’s beliefs are, Easter is a time for Christians to commemorate the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus. It reminds Wyndham’s Christian community of the power of God and the hope that Jesus’ death and resurrection provides as stated in the Bible.
Could it be that chocolate may bring sweet relief, but Jesus will bring everlasting life? You decide.