© 2016 by Charles D. Jones

The Easter Lion

April 12, 2019

As we approach the most important holiday of the year for Christians, I have a couple of questions. 

 

First, what's so good about Good Friday? It doesn't seem that good to me and wasn't good at all for Jesus. 

 

Secondly, how did such a weekend/day get stuck with a bunny rabbit? That's so not right! At the very least, it should be a lion. It should be the Easter Lion, like C.S. Lewis' Aslan.

 

Looking toward Easter, I'm reminded that the cross was once the ultimate symbol of the Roman Empire's vast power and of a most excruciating death. Now it represents eternal victory over all earthly power, even death itself. That's definitely a lion, not a bunny.

 

Victory over death; that's kind of a big deal. It's mind boggling, and it changes everything here on earth and everywhere else.

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