Lent symbolic Jewellery
Lent symbolic Jewellery. For thousands of years, the egg has been a symbol of new life. At one time, it was a custom in Europe to do without eggs during Lent. Eggs then became a special treat on Easter day and were sometimes given as gifts. The new life is also a symbol of God’s power. A chick breaking free from the eggshell is one of the wonders of God’s power. A chick breaking free from the eggshell is one of the wonders of God’s creation! The shell was also thought as the rock tomb from which Jesus emerged. Pretty decorated eggs at Easter have been popular for a long time. The Dutch color eggs are thought to be the symbols of better times to come.
The Symbols of Lent – the Egg, the Cross, the Butterfly, the bowl and the towel, the Lily, the Lamb, the Eagle, the Palms, the Crown of Thorns, the Cup and the Bread. To Christians, the cross is the symbol of the true meaning of Easter, Christ resurrection and his triumph over death. It also reminds us of Christ’s suffering for each of us. It also reminds us of His love for us.
Coming from the seemingly lifeless chrysalis, the butterfly is symbolic of the resurrection … and the individual Christian’s victory and eternal life. The butterfly comes to new life only after a “death” or change from the old life… as we must grow out of our old lives into the new.
The bowl and the towel represent the washing of the disciples’ feet by Jesus. This represent the humility and service we imitate.
The lily, which was first grown in Japan, is a special Easter flower. The bulb represents the tomb; the blossom – His life after death. Daffodils and tulips are also spring flowers.
The lamb represents Jesus. As “The Good Shepherd'” He is often pictured holding one. Some think it is good luck to see a lamb on Easter.
The 40th day after Easter marks the day Christ rose, like a soaring eagle, to Heaven. This symbol originated in Isaiah 40:31
The Palms symbolize Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday amidst the crowds waving palm branches, symbols of victory. Palms also symbolize eternal life. The Palm tree also was known as a place of honor.
The crown of thorns reminds us of Jesus’ suffering and His willingness to accept the pain and anguish for the sake of all.
The cup and the bread remind us of the Last Supper and Christ’s body broken for us. It also reminds us of the call to love one another as He loved us.
Sunrise services are held on Easter morning all around the world. They remind us that after darkness comes the light of day and hope for future.