“Pot Pie!!!” Easter eggs were everywhere! No… literally everywhere! Actually… Easter egg shells were everywhere! The eggs? Hmmm… Possum looked suspiciously around, then thought, “Rain!” “Yeah, Who else?” But Karin chimed in, “I don’t think so, Pot Pie!”
“Maybe that ol’ cat got in em,” Possum pleaded, “he ats ill an awful lot.” What did you say? “ats ill?” Yeah, ats ill. Just as Mom began to consider Possum’s theory, the Amelia Earhart of blog-land flew over shouting, “I don’t think so, Pot Pie!”
“It had to be Henry!” Yeah… Henry. That makes sense. Poor guy stranded in a land where all there is to eat is sun-baked pork rinds and spiders. “That’s it, Mom! Henry did this. But then a loud shout came from the Fork… “I don’t think so, Pot Pie!”
“Hank, Mom… it had to be Hank!” Mom said, “Possum, what’s your dad have to say about all these accusations?” “I tried to tell him, Mom! He’s got his nose buried in that NOOK thing! Why’d you buy that thing for him anyway?”
“Okay! Okay! Mom, I ate the eggs!” “But it really is granbee’s fault! She told me to get rid of all the old egg shells!” “See… listen to what she said…”
“Oh, kick that ol’ skin o’er the side, ye wonderin’ folk,” called down Ugly Bird.
“Oh, no more need for such an ol’ scroll,” agreed Old Raggedy,”‘Tis no bettern tin!”
Agreed Old Crow:”Ye have new scroll, new plan, new print for life bought by Living Word.” ~granbee
“Pot Pie… granbee’s talking about the New Covenant.”
“Covers? Why didn’t we talk about new covers when it was cold… shucks, we don’t need them now!”
“Not covers, Pot Pie, a New Covenant… a new Promise!” “Granbee’s telling us about why we celebrate what everyone is calling Easter. It’s the time when we recognize that God sent His Son to die for sins like blaming others for what we do. Jesus once said that those old wine-skins couldn’t handle the new wine… it would burst if you put it in them. So God replaced everything. But this time around, He didn’t take any chances. He did it all Himself!”
It’s the gospel! The gospel of Jesus Christ… and it really is that simple. A Holy God loved His sinful creation so much that He became a man… He lived, He died, He was buried, and He arose from the grave!
For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures. (1 Corinthians 15:3-4)
He did all of this to bring us back to Him! So what’s required of us? Just to believe… believe that He did this on our behalf. He’ll take it from there. …and the eggs, who ate them really? It was Susie, of course! She’s so reckless!