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BREAD OF LIFE
THE EASTER BASKET
By Christian Scriber
Revised February 02, 2012
I would like to say “Thank you” to all the little children out there for believing in the magical world of make-believe. Not long ago, someone told me that it was silly to believe that story animals could talk.
When I was a young boy, I believed in it all—hook, line and sinker. If it was in a movie or a comic book, it seemed real to me. From the tooth fairy to Superman, or Santa Claus to the Easter Bunny, it just all seemed real. Maybe I still like thinking like a child. In the Bible, Jesus said, “Let these little ones come to me.” He also said, “Unless you were like one of these little ones, you cannot enter the Kingdom of Heaven.”
I think what He really meant is: “Little children have a trusting faith in things without a lot of questions. I think it is called blind faith.”
Now to all of you believers that want to think that there is a Mickey Mouse and a Donald Duck that can talk, I have a story for you that I would like to think is true.
This story actually starts at the very beginning of our world. God Himself was in a very creative mood. He had just created all the stars in the sky, the moon, and the sun. Now He was in the mood for some living things. He had already created thousands of angels to surround Him, but He wanted to try something different.
He started out with a tiny little bug, then a gnat, then a mosquito, then a sparrow, then an eagle. Each thing that God created made Him very happy. So He filled a whole planet, which He named “earth.” The earth was filled with bugs, critters, animals and lots and lots of fish of all sorts to go into the oceans that had He created. After a long time of creating things, God talked with His Son, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. He asked them if they had any good ideas for creating. They all three pretty much “thought alike” and all three said at the same time, “Let’s create one of us!!”
All three laughed because if you say something at the same time as someone else and you say “Jinks” first, the other person has to buy you a coke. “OOPS!!! That was me talking (the author).” But it is still a cool idea. O.K. Now back to the story.
God the Father said, “I would like a living being with an angelic spirit in it, but with a Nature like Mine.”
“Man, oh Man,” Jesus said. “What will we call this creation?”
The Holy Spirit said, “That’s it!!! We can call it “man.” As We create more, we can call them mankind.”
“Totally inspired!!” said Jesus.
Now, let’s take a little visit back to planet earth. I, the author of this story, will fill you in on some animal goings on.
When the earth first started, everything was new and young. All the trees were little and the flowers were very small and beautiful. Every animal on earth were just young babies.
God loved the new things. He especially liked all the baby animals. So in the beginning, God gave all the animals the ability to talk. As Father God came to the earth to create His new God likeness, all the baby animals gathered around Him. They wanted to see what was in the small basket that He was carrying.
God the Father bent over and sat the little basket gently among some flowers and said, “Creatures of ALL the earth----meet Adam, my first human.”
Note from the Author:
There used to be a man named Alfred Hitchcock. He wrote stories for movies. His trademark for every movie was an abrupt, unexpected ending. Those endings would just leave you hanging---you were left waiting on something else to happen. Most people loved it.
There was also a man named Paul Harvey. Mr. Harvey had a radio program and his famous trademark was, “and now---the rest of the story.”
During the process of typing this story about The Easter Basket, my wife, who is also my editor, said she wanted to hear the “Paul Harvey” version of the story.
Adult Reading Only
Let me start this by telling you a little more about Adam. Adam means “Red Earth.” Blood is the life-giver to our bodies. God created Adam from the earth (Genesis 2:7). Then God put blood in him to give him life. Sometime in Adam’s life, he sinned (rebelled against) God. He tainted his relationship with God. His very blood inside of his body could no longer keep his body safe from disease or death. His tainted blood-line would have to be cleansed someday.
God made a covenant (deal) with Adam. He told Adam and his wife, Eve, that all of their offspring would have to suffer to stay alive. Adam and Eve had tainted their very bloodline. This had NOT been God’s original plan for mankind.
A backup plan had been established by the Trinity to handle man’s short-comings. There had to be another Seed from God to be a blood sacrifice for Adam’s sin. This Seed would be EASTER (meaning the Passover) as a sacrifice for all of mankind’s sins.
“This time God’s Seed would be placed in a Basket called a “Feeding Trough”---Easter Basket.
THE BREAD OF LIFE
P.S. And Now You Know the Rest of the Story . . . . .
1lk, I have a story for you that I would like to think is true.
Let me start this by telling you a little more about Adam. Adam means “Red Earth.” Blood is the life-giver to our bodies. God created Adam from the earth (Genesis 2:7). Then God put blood in