Easter is such a joyful time! It embodies a newness of life that puts smiles on so many faces, young and old alike. I’ve decided to share my top 5 wonders of Easter. See how many you find on your list as well.
- Baby Chicks. We would get baby chicks every year since we lived on a farm and collected our own eggs. They were so adorable and we loved watching them. Their little chirps were so sweet to hear.
- The Egg Hunt. When we got back home from church Easter morning, we would find that the Easter Bunny had stopped by and hid candy and the colored eggs we had decorated the day before. We would grab our baskets and head outside (or inside if the weather wasn’t cooperating that year) and race to see who could find the most eggs and candy. The thrill was in the hunt! As we got older, we realized that Grandpa was the Easter Bunny but we didn’t care. We enjoyed the hunt so much we would take turns and hide the eggs again and again and again!
- New Clothes. As a child growing up in the 1960s, Easter meant a new dress usually made by Grandma with little white gloves, a matching white purse, and possibly a new hat. We would line up outside for a photo before heading off to church.
- Easter Supper. Ham was usually the meal of choice with mashed potatoes and green beans to be sure. Homemade bread or dinner rolls were piled in the bread basket waiting to be slathered with butter. My stepmother would bring macaroni and cheese and banana pudding. There was “pink fluff” made of jello, cottage cheese, whipped topping, mandarin oranges, and pineapple. It became a favorite for every holiday. And the best part was Grandma’s cake in the shape of a lamb that she hand decorated. She loved making and decorating cakes.
- The Risen Savior. This is the ultimate wonder of Easter! Jesus Christ came to earth as a small baby in newness of life glimpsed in the joy of those baby chicks. He searched and hunted for those he could minister to during his life here on earth and receives the lost who are searching today. He clothes us in “new clothes” that have been washed as white as snow through his sacrifice on the cross for our sins. We are reminded of his death through the bread and wine of the last supper and of his resurrection on Easter morning! He now prepares a place for us to be eternally with him in heaven. I hope you each know this wonder personally, if not, think on this, it is simple really. “If you confess that Jesus is Lord and believe that God raised him from death, you will be saved.” (Romans 10:9 GNB)
What are your top 5 wonders of Easter? Did your list look like mine? What was different about your list? I hope you will share your list with me. I’d love to read your list. Have a blessed and WONDEROUS Easter!