Does painting, hiding and searching for Easter eggs have anything to do with worshiping Jesus or God? No.
Does celebrating the Kansas City Chiefs winning the Big Game have anything to do with worshiping Jesus or God? No.

  • Does God mind that the Chiefs are being celebrated after winning the Big Game? No.
  • Does God mind if we paint eggs, hide them and let our children search for them? No.
  • God is not against fun and joy. And it’s not a sin to look for Easter eggs or celebrate a football team.

However, if you worship the (non-existent) football god or meet the Easter Bunny with worship, then you have not (yet) recognized what the relationship between you and God is about.

No believer in Jesus kneels before the Christmas tree and worships it. We and our children just enjoy a beautifully decorated tree.
No believer in Jesus kneels in front of brightly painted Easter eggs and worships them. We and our children just enjoy dyeing eggs and hiding and searching for them.

“And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins. Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ are lost.” (1 Corinthians 15:17-18; NIV)

Therefore: “If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied.” (1 Corinthians 15:19; NIV)

But through the resurrection from death, Jesus has overcome death for us once and for all. We will live (spiritually) reconciled with God under literally heavenly circumstances.

We don’t need Easter. We have Jesus

And as Jesus believers, our joyful memory of the resurrection of Jesus Christ is not reduced to the annual celebration of Easter anyway. We are happy 24/7 that our Jesus rose from the dead. Because that also guarantees us our reconciliation with God. We too, as believers in Jesus, have overcome death (the consequence of sin). We are fully reconciled with God through the sacrifice and resurrection of Jesus and have forever overcome (spiritual) death.

Teach this wonderful message to your children. But not necessarily when the little ones are eagerly looking for Easter eggs. Because our teaching of God and Jesus to our children is a 24/7 effort and is not limited to any festivals or events.