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Now may the Lord Jesus Christ and our Father God, who loved us and in his wonderful grace gave us eternal comfort and a beautiful hope that cannot fail, encourage your hearts and inspire you with strength to always do and speak what is good and beautiful in his eyes (2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 TPT).

Saturday, April 3, 2021

You Can't Kill a Peep


by Barbara Latta

When I was a child, Easter was a big deal full of excitement. It was almost like Christmas. We got new clothes, a basket full of candy and toys, and enjoyed Easter egg hunts.

All the girls wore patent leather shoes, dresses full of stiff petticoats, and we carried spring purses. White-gloved hands clutched new Bibles that had been part of the basket bounty.

And what about those Peeps? They appear out of nowhere every year then disappear back into hiding until the next Easter season. I think merchants just store them in the back room from year to year and bring them out again in the spring. Mold won’t grow on them, they won’t melt, and I don’t even think bugs like them. You can’t kill a Peep!

You can smash them, stretch them, bite them, stomp them and they will not lose their shape.  I even saw a demonstration on television one time where someone ran over one with a bulldozer and it still bounced back up.

Peeps may not be good for eating, but there is one thing Peeps are good for. Peeps can teach us a lot about life. Peeps always bounce back.

 Whenever the accuser threatens, tempts, or torments us, we can bounce back. We may get smashed, bitten or stretched but we can't be destroyed when we allow the Holy Spirit to control us. The devil doesn't have enough power to destroy us when we are wearing the full armor of God. 

 Greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world (I John 4:4).

James 4:7 says that if we submit to God and resist the devil he will flee.  When that Peep bounces back it is resisting whatever is coming against it.  The devil has no power over us unless we give it to him.  Jesus destroyed the works of the devil and took the keys of hell and death. 

The righteous may may fall seven times but gets back up (Proverbs 24:16).  No matter what happens we are sealed in Christ.  He loves us with an everlasting love.  Whenever those doubts and fears assail us, and thoughts of depression and despair seem to weigh us down, those voices are lies.  They have no power over us unless we let them stay there. 

Peeps bounce back because of what's inside them. When they bounce back, they are still shaped like a chicken or rabbit.  The shape is the sugar animal’s identity which can’t be taken away by attacks.  Our identity is in Christ but we, as believers, must act on what He gave us to avoid living a smashed life. 

We can bounce back like a Peep does because of Who is inside us. And because of Easter we have this victory. 

 I enjoyed my new Easter clothes, baskets of goodies, and participating in egg hunts, but I am most thankful that every Sunday morning we went to church. I learned about Jesus and that Easter meant He died on the cross and came to life again.

I didn’t understand the depth of all that as a child. But the stories about Him stuck with me like that sticky Peep that can’t die.

As Titus 2 women, the most important life lesson we can give to our children and grandchildren is the truth about God. No matter how much fun we have with traditions, the sacrifice of Christ should be front and center.

 You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up (Deuteronomy 6:7 NKJV).

 May your celebration of Resurrection Day be filled with knowing how much you are loved by the Savior who died for all of us.

 Join the conversation and share your thoughts.

 You can't kill a peep (click to tweet)

Peeps may not be good for eating, but there is one thing Peeps are good for. Peeps can teach us a lot about life. Peeps always bounce back (click to tweet)

Peeps Image by Jill Wellington from Pixabay


  1. Great Easter lesson. I buy them every year for my daughter. She opens the package so they get hard. Then she enjoys. To each her own. Thanks, Barbara! God bless!

    1. Nancy, I'm glad to know there is someone who enjoys peeps! Thanks for sharing. Blessings!

  2. I love your posts, but this one kept me on the edge of my seat wondering where you were going! Clever illustration to share with kids.

  3. Loved your analogy! Never did like those peeps as far as eating them, but you are right--they are tough, resilient, and bounce back from whatever hardship they face. A good lesson for us (and a chuckle, too). Thank you!

    1. I have never liked them either, Katherine. Peeps are a source of jokes for me and my husband. I tell him I will buy him Peeps and make him eat them lol! Thanks for stopping by and sharing. Blessings!