Sunday, April 21, 2024

The Trinity, The Blood Of Christ, And The End Of Multicolored Easter Eggs

The number three has been considered significant in the Christian religion for a long time. For instance, the Holy Trinity of God comprises three individuals: God the Father, Jesus Christ the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

In the Old Testament, three patriarchs are prominent: Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Jesus’ ministry on Earth lasted three years. After his arrest, the apostle Peter denied knowing Jesus three times in one evening. Jesus was resurrected from the grave three days after his burial and death.

The number three holds significant importance in the Bible, as it symbolizes divine wholeness, completeness, and perfection. Whenever something in the Bible needed to be emphasized for its prominence, such as an idea, thought, event, or noteworthy figure, the number three was used to represent a divine stamp of completion or fulfillment on the subject.

The egg is a symbol of the Holy Trinity in Christianity, as the shell, yolk, and albumen represent the three parts of one whole. It is believed that the tradition of Easter eggs in Christianity was derived from the Persian Nowruz tradition and was adopted by early Christians in Mesopotamia. They used to color the eggs red in memory of the blood of Christ that was shed during His crucifixion.

Historian Peter Gainsford suggests that the association between Easter and eggs likely began in Western Europe during the Middle Ages. During Lent, Catholic Christians were prohibited from consuming eggs, but they were allowed to eat them again once Easter arrived.

As a child, I used to dye Easter eggs in multiple colors just like everyone else did. Although I understood the significance of the day, it never occurred to me that the eggs I dyed for fun had any connection with my Christian religion. To me, it was like the correlation between Santa Claus and the true meaning of Christmas. I enjoyed the joy of both and never allowed one to infringe upon the other.

After getting married and having children, naturally that tradition continued. I made a game out of picking the colors blindly, so my kids would never know what color they were going to get. The eggs always looked great, but now the rainbow of colors doesn’t quite emote the same feeling of spring that it used to.

So, we have decided that next year we will start a new tradition. Since Christianity is under attack and everything LGBTQ is being ridiculously celebrated by the left, starting next Easter we will dye all of our eggs red. I have spoken to my children, and they will be doing the same. The final straw was the Biden administration announcing that there would be no “religious” easter eggs and then publicly acknowledging Easter Sunday as LGBTQ visibility day.

Just like the movement to keep Christ in Christmas, It is now time to remember the sacrifice that Christ made on the cross for all of humanity.

I know it’s a year away but join us in exalting Christ by having only red Easter eggs next year.