Monday, April 01, 2013

No Egg Hunt Easter

We woke up Easter morning to snow.  It warmed up enough though that we though maybe we could have an egg hunt at church as part of kids' church.  But we thought better of it.  It's hard to answer questions about what bunnies and boiled eggs have to do with Jesus getting out of the grave.  Candy and eggs were still given, we just didn't have to hunt for them. 

I guess we learned its possible to celebrate Easter without an egg hunt.  Inside church, we celebrated communion instead.  I hope we remember His broken body and spilled blood 'as often as we eat and drink' that Jesus proved his love for us by suffering pain and disgrace in our place.  Then he went on to prove his Truth and Power by getting out of the grave, defeating death and leading us into everlasting life. 

That's the message we came to Mongolia to deliver.  An egg hunt may have its place in America, but we might not want to confuse the message by mixing with the most important message ever: God loves you.

Mathew 13:44-46
“The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field.

“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it.

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