Saturday, March 30, 2013

New Life

The eggs in this bird's nest are such a beautiful shade of blue, no dye could capture their delicate hue.  I was able to get this photo looking out the window of our room-over-the-garage into a nest wedged in a tall jasmine vine.  I just love this picture!

At Easter, eggs become famous!  There's the great fun of finding eggs that have been expertly hidden in bushes and tall grass, and of course, there's the chocolate Cadbury cream egg - yum!  But, what's the real significance of an egg at Easter time?

Eggs symbolize new life.  If a fertilized egg is left to hatch, in a certain number of days you have a newly born baby chick.  Without an egg, there would be no new life either in the case of chickens or human beings.  An egg is essential for new life.

Easter celebrates the resurrected life of our Saviour.  So, the way I see it, the significance of an egg is its use as a symbol of the real meaning of Easter -- representing the new life we can have when we are born again through the salvation of our risen Saviour.

Just as an egg is essential to physical life, so salvation in the resurrected Saviour is essential to spiritual life.  You can't have one without the other in either case.  Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth and the life.  No man comes to the Father except by me" John 14:6

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