Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Easter Fun and Questions


My boys had a great time coloring Easter eggs on Saturday evening. I treasure these times with them for I know before I know it they will be grown and gone living their own lives. We enjoy engaging in the traditional things of Easter such as coloring eggs, hunting eggs and our little one still enjoys the Easter Bunny (the truth be known, our older one does too even though he will never admit it). However, we make sure that we do not lose focus of what Easter is really about.
My husband and I were discussing the fact that it does not seem that people put the emphasis on Easter that they should. When you get down to it, I feel that Easter should be just as big of a holiday as Christmas or even bigger. Granted, Jesus had to be born for the events of salvation to occur, but when you think of the sacrifice that He went through for us. I just can't even imagine. We all know we would lay our lives on the line for our children or other loved ones but would we be willing to do the same for strangers or for someone who had wronged us? So at this time of year I am thankful for what Christ has done for me and I will try to never take it for granted as I have before. Please Lord, keep me strong.
"It is finished." Jesus Christ (John 19:30)

4 comments:

What's next said...

your comment on my blog led me to yours! I think I met you at a Beth Moore Bible study at Fellowship. I am a school nurse who just moved here and you called a friend for me, I am now subbing in Lubbock ISD like she suggested...We enjoyed the church when we visited, we are also visiting first baptist.. Loved reading your blog, I can relate to alot of it...

In_spired said...

Neecie...
The picture is great! and love your meaningful thoughts of Easter. Enjoyed the *short* visit. Until next time....

deekaye said...

i love the picture! your boys are so cute, except for the one in the middle, jk. i love the message. it's funny how i had the same thought on easter this year. it really struck me exactly the way you wrote it. i will never see easter the same again. someday i will post some old pic.s of us, i have several. love ya neecie.

The Bishop said...

Born to die...I mean, I know we all face death; that's part of life. But HIS purpose from his birth was to die. I sometimes wonder when HE knew that was HIS purpose. At what point did Jesus know that HE would die as a demonstration of God's great love for people who don't deserve it?