This Easter I wanted to help my girls to understand that the holiday is more than just baby chicks, bunnies, and chocolate eggs. As I went looking for the items, the Scriptural significance of each one came to me. I gave each of my daughters a basket along with this note:
Your Easter Basket
A princess to remind you that you are daughter of the King.
A mirror to remind you who He created you to be.
Bath soap to remind you what truly washes your sins away and makes you clean.
Nail polish to remind you of the beautiful hands and feet that were pierced for you, And that now you represent His hands and feet too.
Cleaning wipes to remind you to serve others just as Jesus did by washing the feet of His disciples.
Lip gloss to remind you that every word out of your mouth should be sweetened with the Fruits of the Spirit.
A little lamb so that you remember to stay close to the Good Shepherd, Always.
They held each item, read the corresponding note and looked up the reference together. I must say, this little exercise will help me to think about things differently when I’m doing simple tasks like putting on nail polish or lip gloss, or even looking in the mirror and remembering that I am valued by the King of Kings and Lord of Lords so much that He would hang beaten and exhausted on a cross for me. I can see Him looking down at me and uttering the words, “Father, forgive her. She doesn’t know what she’s doing.” And then to include me in the power of His resurrection anyway, and given a seat at the great banquet table?! Choco-egg-birthing-bunnies have got nothing on my Risen Jesus! Resurrection Sunday is just the beginning…Easter isn’t over yet.