“Was God really making everything sad come untrue? Was he making even death come untrue?”***
…apparently Ruby hasn’t quite figured out that the sad things becoming untrue is what we celebrate today!
***random note. I wanted this quote from the Jesus Storybook Bible… because I love it. But the Bible is in our sleeping girls’ room, and as I was googling to make sure I quoted it correctly I discovered it’s actually from Lord of the Rings. I still love it.
In all seriousness, this is the day that defines our lives. Without this day, we have no hope, we have no purpose, we have no future save death.
Caleb and I were talking about how this is one reason we are thankful to be raising our kids here – Easter is not nearly as commercialized as it has become in the States, so it allows us to create our own traditions, focusing on the aspects of this day that are important to us. There will be no Easter bunny visiting this house, and our girls don’t feel like they are missing out on anything!
Last year was really the year we could have started traditions that Isla would remember, but this was our Easter Sunday a year ago…
…so this is the year to start our Easter traditions! :)
Isla and I made Easter baskets out of paper and the girls did a little egg hunt this morning on our balcony. About halfway through, Isla realized there was actually something in her eggs!
We had a great morning at church – it was probably the best Easter service we’ve been to since we moved here, so full of joy and praise and excitement to celebrate our Risen King!
We’ve been reading the Easter story with Isla and talking a lot about what it means. It’s so neat to see her little mind trying to comprehend it all. Her favorite thing to tell us right now is “Do you know what Jesus was thinking about on the cross? ME!”
She also really wants “Jesus to come back soon because then we don’t have to die!” (Me too, baby, me too!)
Oh the faith of a child. It’s so sweet and trusting and something we pray only grows as she does.
Happy, happy Easter to all of you… He is Risen!!
“He will be a King! But he won’t live in a palace. And he won’t have lots of money. He will be poor. And he will be a Servant. But this King will heal the whole world. He will be a Hero! He will fight for his people, and rescue them from their enemies. But he won’t have big armies, and he won’t fight with swords. He will make the blind see, he will make the lame leap like deer! He will make everything the way it was always meant to be.” (Sally Lloyd-Jones in the Jesus Storybook Bible)