Now let the heavens be joyful,
Let the earth her song begin:
Let the round world keep triumph,
And all that is therein;
Invisible and visible,
Their notes let all things blend,
For Christ is risen, Our joy shall have no end!
St. John of Damascus
I love Easter! The message encourages me every year. I love Jesus and his story and celebrating my adoption as His child. I love the grace that pours over my soul. I even love Easter Egg hunts and celebrating the day with friends and family. (We even always had a hunt even for our 20 year olds--each child in our family had their own color of plastic egg with goodies inside and we would color code the eggs to be more difficult for the older and less for the younger--though sometimes the younger ones were better scouts. Sarah would always look for pink, Joel--blue; Nate red and Joy purple. So much fun.
I also love Easter pageants. This year we were busy with 11 performances over 2 weeks to 50,000 people with over 1000 in the cast. I love our church and I am thankful for these weeks of celebrating in community and drama and make up and fun.
Joy and pals
May you have a wonderful, blessed day