Saturday, April 19, 2014

Easter {Five on Friday}

It's Good Friday.  I've never quite understood why we call it Good Friday.  But more on that later.  

1. The Easter Bunny.

Though the Easter Bunny tradition as we know it today was started by Lutheran Germans, the beginnings of rabbits being connected to the church is a little different.  Did you know that in Medieval times rabbits were thought to be hermaphrodites?  This led to them being associated with Jesus' mother, Mary because they, too, could become pregnant without losing their virginity.  

Easter Bunny

Crazy stuff.  

2. Good Friday.

It has always struck me as odd that we refer to the day of Jesus' death as "Good Friday."  Like the Easter Bunny, the origins of the term Good Friday were not quite what I expected, but make perfect sense.  Based on the Gospel of John, biblical scholars believe that Jesus' death occurred on the day before the Jewish Sabbath.  What we know as Friday.  And no one knows for sure why we use the word good, but some claim that it refers to the archaic definition of good.  According to the Oxford English Dictionary, this is: "of a day or season observed as holy by the church."

3. My church.

I'm happy that we'll be with family for Easter, but sad to miss Easter Sunday at Horizons.  

4. This guy.

This is his first Easter!  I'm so excited to teach him about our Lord and Savior as he grows.

5.  And last, but not related to's garage sale season!

I got all this for . . . THIS MUCH!  Seriously, it was awesome.  Check it out.

Happy Easter!  See you next week for Five on Friday!


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