Friday, March 24, 2006

Lifeway and Easter

The story below about the Easter Bunny and St. Paul, Minnesota, reminded me of a flyer I received in my office at church yesterday from Lifeway. On the inside front cover was a very large display of something called the "JELLY BEAN PRAYER BOTTLE."

Apparently, you can buy an overpriced assortment of colorful jelly beans in something like a pill bottle and use them to spread the "true meaning of Easter."

The sticker on the bottle reads: "Thank you Lord for jelly beans. They remind me of . . . ."(I am assuming "You" or "Your" - I can't read all of it due to the curvature of the bottle).

The sticker goes on to say the different colors mean something, obviously profound:
  1. SPECKLED represents the effects of sin, separating me . . .
  2. RED is for the blood you shed - a sacrifice only you . . .
  3. WHITE represents the cleansing of my soul as you wash . . .
  4. BLUE is for water baptism, an outward expression . . .
  5. YELLOW represents heaven above, a long-awaited . . .
  6. GREEN if for the growth that I must do.
  7. As I study your Word to gain closeness to you . . .
That's my Lifeway!

1 comment:

Mike Cline said...

But do they have special flavors to go with the colors?