It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Monday, May 05, 2014

Chapter 5, Page 5, Book 14

 Love is a symbol of eternity. It wipes out all sense of time, destroying all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end. 

Author Unknown

Day 15 of 50. Make cookies in the shapes of Easter symbols. Freeze some to serve throughout the season.

You won’t find them in the Bible, but many cherished symbols of Easter traditions have been around for centuries. I did a little internet search and here are just of few of what I found.

The most prominent symbol of the Easter season, the Easter bunny,  reportedly was introduced to America by the German immigrants who brought over their stories of an egg laying hare. The decoration of eggs is believed to date back to at least the 13th century, while the rite of the Easter parade has even older roots. Other traditions, such as the consumption of Easter candy, are among the modern additions to the celebration of this early springtime holiday.

Eggs and chicks symbolize new life. Eggs have been a symbol of spring since ancient times. An egg also is a symbol of the rock tomb out of which Christ emerged when he arose again. The chick, hatching out of the egg, symbolizes new life or re-birth.

The Butterfly is one of the significant symbols of Easter. Its whole life cycle is meant to symbolize the life of Jesus Christ. The first stage, is the caterpillar, which stands for His life on Earth. Second phase begins from the cocoon stage, portraying the crucifixion and burial of Jesus. The third and final stage is the butterfly, representing His raising from the dead in a glorified body and peace.

Easter hats and wearing new clothes for Easter- Symbolizes new life offered through the death and resurrection of Jesus.  Having that new bonnet to wear for Easter is truly something I miss.  Rarely do we see anyone with a hat on these days unless it’s winter time and you need to keep warm outside.  

It’s no wonder that there are so many symbols for Easter.  It’s a glorious season for sure and one truly worth celebrating!

Today I’m thankful for:

1640. for the 5th of May!  Another day to celebrate
1641.  for burritos, my favorite is been and beef
1642.  for my ancestors, where would I be without them?

Light is the symbol of truth. 

James Russell Lowell


linda m said...

Easter season is truly a glorious season and has always symbolized rebirth and new life to me. Something we should celebrate year round. Blessings

betty said...

I like the idea of making cookies and freezing some, especially since I won't be using the oven in a little bit when it gets hot here. Interesting to read about the items associated with Easter and their symbolization.

Hope Monday was a good one!


Chatty Crone said...

Good post. I am just stopping by to say hello and check on you.


Interesting tidbits of information regarding Easter. Never heard of the butterfly connection before.