One of my hobbies is baking yeast breads and buns.
In the weeks leading up to Easter I baked a few batches of Hot Cross Buns of various sorts.
Some we ate, some we shared with others, and some are stored in the freezer.
It is now Resurrection Sunday, and the buns we will eat today still have the crosses on their tops.
We have moved on from the day of the cross to the day of the empty tomb.
And so we must.
Although many people suggest that the cross is the central event of the Christian faith, Paul tells us that our faith is futile without the empty tomb.
Both Christ's death AND his resurrection are essential to our faith.
Without the resurrection, we are still in our sins. [ 1 Cor 15 : 17 ]
So I am going to bake a batch of hot buns with a cut in the top which I hope will have a "bursting out" or "gaping hole" appearance once they have fully risen and cooked.
That ought to get the conversation moving on from the cross.
What do you think?
Hope you are having a great time of reflection, thanksgiving and fellowship with your family.
Easter blessings, Barry