Bunnies, chocolate eggs, and decorated baskets have swamped our supermarket shelves, suggesting the iconic holiday, Easter, has arrived.
Children are counting down the days until they can roam their garden in search of eggs from the Easter Bunny, who promptly hopped through thousands of gardens the night before and delivered hundreds of chocolate eggs in record-breaking time.
Easter is the occasion when people have an excuse to buy an untold amount of chocolate and lounge on the couch for countless hours.
Yet as intense egg-searching commences, did you know there is more to the aluminium-covered egg you are pursuing? The true meaning of Easter is a topic many do not fully understand, much less embrace.
The chocolate-coated holiday celebrates Christ’s resurrection and his victory over death when He was crucified on the cross. It symbolises the complete verification of all that He preached. If He hadn’t risen, He would have been considered just another teacher and just another ‘good man’. Easter acknowledges our salvation and God’s ultimate gift – His only Son and the wonder that is our salvation through Christ.
Many parents and teachers of the school spend their Easter by celebrating His resurrection, such as Mr McNeill who stated that he will be “getting together with his family and sharing a big meal and celebration on Sunday (the day he rose from the dead)”. Mrs Kleinig, one of the school admin ladies says she celebrates Easter by attending the Good Friday church service and a service on the Sunday.
Mr McNeill and Catherine M
So this weekend, will your Easter just be a holiday, or will it be a holy day?
Write up by Grace G (Year 9)
Interviews by Catherine M (Year 8),
Edited and compiled by Claire S (Year 9)
Photographs by Joshua C (Year 11) and Mr D Pethick.