Good morning my lovelies! Easter Sunday is here...I love this day. It's real meaning is what gives meaning to my life. Salvation is mine! And, when you have young children like we do, it is very easy to shift that focus onto the Easter bunny, choccy eggs and fun, fun, fun! I cannot help but think that the world around me is constantly trying to over commercialise yet another faith holiday! So, in order for us as a family to stay grounded in the truth, we aim to guide and communicate to our children the love and ultimate sacrifice that was paid for us, and celebrated at this time. Now, it does not mean that we don't have the chocolate eggs and Easter bunny visit! Oh no sirree! We participate in all the frivolous fun, but use these tools to explore the meaning of Jesus' death and resurrection.
This morning we woke up to an Easter Bunny 'droppings' trail, leading from the children's bedrooms, all the way downstairs to the living room, where a note, and the first clue to an egg hunt awaited them! Oh, the excitement that followed was a joy to witness!
Once the kids discovered each clue, and sat down with the loot from a successful search, we talked about the confusion, discovery and excitement that happened the day it was discovered that Jesus was no longer in the grave, but that He was alive! We discussed our own excitement whilst searching for Easter treats, and how it compared to the excitement of the disciples on that very special, first Easter Sunday. And the children get it! They understand the importance of God's sacrifice, and how it is the biggest gift we could ever receive!
I do hope that you have experienced that love that surpasses all understanding, a love that holds no condemnation, a love that forgives all things, and a love that guides you to a life filled with the knowledge that you are free. I wish you all a very happy, blessed Easter Sunday!