Then it hit me how God's love for me is beyond my comprehension. Staring at my baby, I can't fathom EVER sacrificing her for anything! And that is just what God did for me...he sent His Son to die for ME. Wow. The thoughts I had just been having about Easter (goodies for baskets, egg hunts, chocolate bunnies and spring outfits) are so off base from what Easter truly is. We often think of Valentine's Day as the holiday for love. I have changed my mind about that tonight as I stared at my daughter sleeping overcome with love...and while trying to fathom how much God loves me. Easter is the holiday of love. God's unconditional love for me and mankind.
Of course I will still fill Mary Harper's basket with fun goodies for the first time this year...but hope she always realizes the real reason we celebrate and just how much she is loved.
He is Risen! He is Risen Indeed!
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him shall not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16.