Hi, welcome my friend!
Have you noticed the shops are full of Chocolate Eggs & have been for awhile.
Years ago, when my daughters lived at home, we had fun making chocolate eggs for Easter.
Of course a lot of the chocolate ended up everywhere, especially into the mouths of my chocolate loving daughters! Lol!
But have you ever pondered why we have Chocolate Eggs?
The meaning of the Egg
We know that the egg was adopted by early Christians as a symbol to represent Christ’s Resurrection = new life.
And because Christ’s death & Resurrection took place around the time of the Passover celebration we celebrate Easter around this time. The Easter Story is found in Luke 22.
But why Chocolate Eggs?
I’ll let you in on a little secret I actually don’t like chocolate!
I know, it’s hard to believe! Who wouldn’t like chocolate, right? Well, me!
As a child my chocolate Easter eggs would sit in the fridge for months after receiving them.
Until one of my family, who was a chocolate lover, couldn’t stand it any longer & ate them! Lol!
The short answer to why we have Chocolate Eggs at Easter?
Is simply pure indulgence that is reputed to have begun in the French Court of Versailles & has continued to this day through marketing!
Chocolate Eggs still symbolise new life through Christ’s death & Resurrection!
So to Chocolate lovers everywhere
As you enjoy your chocolate this Easter remember the great cost of Christ’s sacrifice for us & the miracle of His Resurrection. For Jesus said;
“I am the way, the truth and the life, no one comes to the Father, but through Me.” John 14:6
As I will do while enjoying my Cinnamon Chai Latté & blueberry muffin.
And now I invite you to join me for a special treat in…
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