Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Easter 2016

We spent Easter with family in Oklahoma. We had egg hunts, ate tons of food and went to church. It was a great weekend of fun and remembering the reason we celebrate.

Easter is such a hard concept to grasp. God sent his son to be crucified, die and resurrected. Grace woke me up one morning this week with a serious question, "what is resurrection?". Not what I expected to answer first thing in the morning. The best I could muster was a caterpillar and how it changes into a butterfly. I told her that Jesus died and then went to be with God to forgive our sins. She seemed to accept my answer but I still felt like it wasn't good enough. It's a tough concept to take in and believe. But as the pastor at my family's church said, to believe is a leap of faith. She had the faith like a child to believe. One of my favorite Easter hymns was written by Charles Wesley and I love to sing it each Easter.

Christ the Lord Is Risen Today
verse 2
Love's redeeming work is done, Alleluia!
Fought the fight, the battle won, Alleluia!
Death in vain forbids him rise, Alleluia! 
Christ has opened paradise, Alleluia!

Lizzie hunting
Give me a push!

Grace on the hunt

The haul!

Easter morning

We were lucky that my grandma and Nana could be there.

The Potters

Great-grandma and her great-grand daughters

Grandma and Papa