Friday, April 22, 2011

Good Friday

The little bunny hops, hops, hops. 
Is that what Easter means?
Is it about the Easter eggs all filled with jellybeans? 
Is it about hunting eggs?
I do that every year.
Does it mean eating chocolate stuff?
I ate my bunny's ear.
Is it about the baby chicks?
They're fuzzy and they're fun!
I saw some Easter chicks for sale.
I really wanted one.
Is it about the my brand-new dress?
And my new Easter hat?
Does it mean wearing shiny shoes?
I really do love that!
NO!  That's not what Easter means.
Easter means much more than that.
It's all about God's Son.
See, God sent Jesus down to earth to die for everyone.
He had to die upon a tree to save us from our sin.
But he was only dead three days, and then He rose again.
Today, He sits right next to God in Heaven up above.
He wants to live inside you too and fill you up with love!
Okay, now I get it.
The Easter bunny is okay, and Easter stuff is fun.
But Easter's not about that stuff...
This is from a little book that Cilla has called "What is Easter?"
How cute are these two?!?  Precious, precious babies!!!

Today we had playgroup and my sweet friend, Lisa, hosted us.  She made the most yummy salad that I might just have to share one of these days.  It was seriously, delish and a perfect summer special.  The kids ate lunch, hunted eggs and ate the cutest Easter cupcakes that Sara made.  SO CUTE!  
We also had our friends Josh and Kelli Dougherty, the Dough's, last night.  I first met Kelli my senior year in college when I led her "freshman group".  She might say that we were mentors to her while she was in college, but I just say that she was our friend!  Then she met the awesome J.Dough at Kanakuk and the rest is history!  We love these two and they are such dear friends.
We are SO excited that they will soon call NWA home!  We can't wait to spend lots and lots of time with them.  Cilla had a blast showing them all of her two-year-old tricks!
It was a good Friday!  
Most importantly, we are remembering what the day really means.  It's not about the pretty dresses.  Not the eggs.  Not a bunny.  Not a little lamb.  It's about THE LAMB.

The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!  John 1:29


Johanson Family said...

I just love the Easter season!!! So awesome!!! And watching the little kiddo's hunt for eggs is adorable!! Hope you and your family have a blessed holiday!!!

Kelly said...

Such a sweet post. And Cilla looks SOOOO cute in that dress!!!!

Jennifer said...

Loved this sweet post! We had so much fun today!

Is that Cilla Harris wearing a bow in that last picture? :) She looks adorable!

The Allens said...

I LOVED that poem! And the pictures are fantastic!