This weekend has brought many things to mind. The death and resurrection of our Lord and Saviour. The relationship I have with Christ. The relationship my family has with Christ, namely my children. Butterfly is 4. I believe that she is on the verge of understanding in a child-like faith what Jesus has done for her. Bee is 2. She is just happy being 2. Bubby is just 8 months. He is just happy being him. But no matter the stage my children are at I pray for them daily. I pray that God would use them for his glory. I pray for their salvation. I am a firm believer that it is never too early to start praying for my children.
Today I got to go to the salon and get my hair highlighted and cut. It looks great. I have a new outfit for our Sunday service. I made the girls' dresses for Easter Sunday as well. Bubby has a new outfit too. The Hubby already had something that works well with the "theme" of our family.
We are going to have a pancake brunch at church along with an egg hunt. Then we will have a ham dinner.
But once you peel away all the commercialism of Easter what do we have left? We have a ever loving God who sent his Son to die on a cross for us and our sins. It doesn't matter if we have our hair done, a new outfit, or a fancy dinner. All that matters is that relationship with Christ.
I had the opportunity to talk to Butterfly today about that. She started asking questions and after a quick "help me" prayer I answered them to the best of my ability. I hope that God used me to help plant a seed in her life and that someday she would ask Jesus to be in her heart so that she, too, could spend eternity with Him.
So this Easter season let's remember what it is really about, Jesus Christ. His death and resurrection.
Happy Easter to all!