Easter is such a good deal right now. Only one week later, and it's 75% off. I even saw 90% off at one store today. I bet it's gone tomorrow.
Easter...cheap today, gone tomorrow. If only they knew what I know. The cross, the love, the sacrifice, and the resurrection were all the sweeter in worship today, precisely because they long outlast the lilies and and the eggs, and speak to the need of every single day.
I'm a mom. I love to stash things away before holidays that I think will make them more special to my family. Especially ideas for bringing the true meaning of the event to life for my kids. Often times this makes it more of a busy time and less of a time of personal reflection. I love it when my kids "get" what Jesus did for them at Easter. I especially enjoy leaving out the remnants of it to be revisited afterwards when the pace is more relaxed. And most of the time it's well after the dust has settled that it really comes home to rest again in my own heart what He has done for me.
Easter. In the stores they make it really cheap so they can get rid of it. In Christ, it cost HIM everything, it's available for free every day of the year, and it lasts forever. Thank you Lord, for your precious gift of forgiveness and life!