There seems to be a strong tradition of Hot Cross Buns here in Australia during the Easter period. All the bakeries sell them and I could not resist buying one from Brumby's to try.
I can't remember seeing Hot Cross Buns in Singapore, at least I didn't notice them. Which got me wondering what they actually represent? Well, the cross is easy because it was the day Jesus was hung on the cross. He died to pay the penalty for the sins/wrong doings of men 2000 years ago. But what else? A quick google revealed that the shape of the bun represents the rock that was rolled away from the tomb entrance when Jesus rose from the dead on Easter Sunday.
This message may be "Greek" to some but for us who have tasted and experienced the reality of God's love and goodness through Jesus, it represents LIFE in all its fullness. He invites us this Easter to accept His gift of life.
If foldies were invented then, I believe Jesus would ride them - a breeze to go in and out of fishing boats, able to strap onto a donkey, takes very little storage space in synagogues and people's home, and most importantly, easy to make a quick getaway when needed. O ya, it doesn't need any fuel too.
Wishing everyone a very blessed and meaningful Easter!
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"I came to give life—life in all its fullness."
Jesus in John 10:10 NCV