We went to the first annual 1027 church easter egg hunt yesterday. It was a little wet and a little chilly, and practially perfect in every way.
The weather had been cold and rainy the night before and part of the field was filled with water . Part that constituted half of the field was covered in water. The light misting continued through the hunt and as a result the turn out sufffered. Every kid there could have filled a trash bag, and there still would have been eggs left. There was no maximum number you were allowed to pick up, no time limit, no need for an early start for the little ones. There was no need. There was an abundance. Everyone have as many eggs as you want! Parents! Do not tell your kids to stop! Please! Take some more.
There were so many eggs left after all the kids got bored of it, I packed up a couple bags full to take to my sisters house. She does an egg hunt with her neighbors every year, but didn’t have time this year to stuff the eggs. Isn’t that what Easter is about? Look at the abundance of God’s love for you! Take as much as you want, and then pack it up and hand it to your friends and neighbors. Hallelujiah! God is good.
We didn’t make it to the Good Friday service, or the Easter eve service. We were spent after the sunrise service, and went home for naps instead of hitting the 10 o’clock. But we made the extravagant egg hunt. It was the nest reminder of just how much God loves us. Hallelujiah.