Happy Easter!! Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! The Eide family Easter was a great day. We of course have few traditions. Worship being the big one. It was a great time of song and message by Pastor Bill at Hosanna! So well done.
One tradition we have happens right away Easter Sunday morning. It the traditional Easter egg hunt. It’s plastic eggs filled with candy hidden through out the house by the “Easter Bunny” the night before. Everyone waits at the top of the stairs until all are ready. Then the hunt begins.
It’s really fun to see them go for it. The older ones act a little more tired or less passionate but 2 eggs or so into it they are hooked.
I loved watching my youngest son Teshome. He was so full throttle this year. Every time he found one, he would yell “I found another one!” or “look what I found!” It was really fun. His pride, joy, excitement, and feeling like a winner is a priceless memory in the eyes of parent.
Can you imagine this truth that God is the same way with you and I? God is that excited about anyone who discovers the love and grace found in Jesus Christ. He sent Jesus to live and die and rise not out of duty bout out of love. He took great joy in planning our salvation (Eph. 1:5) Look at the verses about seeking and finding.
You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart-Jeremiah 29:13
The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him-Lamentations 3:25
He loves it when your eyes are opened to something new that is about Him! Really!
The best part is God is not hiding. Jesus is not about hide and seek. He is about seek and find.
Maybe you have forgotten the joy you have when you find His goodness in your life.
If that’s true, go hunting. I bet you will find yourself telling saying “look what I found!” and it way more satisfying than an Easter egg.
God is good all the time!