Easter is such a fun time of year – the bunnies, the brightly colored eggs, sweet candy, and rich chocolate… dressing up for church, feasting on big meals, getting a day off work, pretty flowers. We enjoy all of those things. The traditions and fanfare of it all can be so much fun.
But more importantly is the reason for the holiday in the first place – the precious life of Jesus, given for us. It was given in incarnation, and then given in sacrifice, and then given in life resurrected all over again. It’s his life that sustains, his life that brings hope, his life that is the source of all joy, his life that that enables us to really live.
Thank you Lord, for who you are, what you’ve done, and all that you continue to do. You always have–and always will be–our reason for living.
Happy Easter friends and family! May it be one filled with rejoicing and feasting, reflection and thanksgiving, and fun and celebration with those you love.
Adriel & the family
p.s. Ryan sends his love from Papua New Guinea. He is doing well. The medical clinics begin today and life on the ship is cramped and fun. I’ll write a separate post with a better update sometime this week. In the meantime, Levi has enjoyed his first go at dying eggs, his first easter egg hunt, and his first taste of jelly beans… and I have enjoyed my first attempt at cooking a lamb shank and hosting 10 friends for our Easter feast. Life is good. 🙂