Sunday, March 23, 2008

A good Easter Sunday as well...

Easter Sunday blog (I have a cool photo slideshow at the bottom of this post. Check it out! This unedited picture here was taken by Bradyn on her 1.3 megapixel camera:) I thought it was an amazing picture!)

This morning, I was talking with Kamryn and Julia in my office. I think I said something like Happy Easter and explained that today was the day that Jesus was risen from the dead. Julia had been tracking the last couple of days that Jesus died on the cross on Good Friday. She understood his death, but when she heard that today was the day that Jesus rose again, that Easter was celebrating His new resurrection, her eyes got really big and she said, “Today is the day that Jesus was risen again?” I said, “Yes!” She then yelled, “Bradyn, Mommy! Bradyn! Mommy! Where are you?” I sensed what she was going to do so I followed after her to confirm what I thought she was going to do. She found Bradyn in the back of the house and said, “Bradyn, today is the day that Jesus rose from the dead!!!” Bradyn, of course, had to let this sweet, innocent daughter of mine know that she already knew that. But, when Julia found Mommy, well, Mommy, shared her excitement and then Julia came and gave me the biggest hug. It was so sweet, so amazing to witness that enthusiasm and joy!!! May we never forget the blessing that Easter is…

Today was a good day. We enjoyed a great church service and then prepared for the orphans. We had a a great time with them. We played some games, like a killer game of bucket ball! We also did a few relays. We then watched a movie on the resurrection of Jesus. We had an easter egg hunt, had a great dinner and then hung out. The Whitfield’s and the Robert’s joined us which was great to share ministry with them and their children.

It has been a busy, full weekend. But, we head to bed, satisfied and thankful. Thanks for your prayers!

I hope you enjoy the video slideshow!!!

1 comment:

Debora Hoffmann said...

He is risen indeed! I love that Julia was so excited about Jesus' resurrection. We should have that excitement every day!

Your girls are getting so big (we haven't seen you guys in probably four years or so) and are adorable. And congratulations on awaiting your new little one, too!

I'm glad I found your blog so I can follow along on the journey God leads you on. (You're sure a long way from Crossroads!) Come visit us on our blog; God is leading us on a journey, too, and we would love to share it with you and anyone else who wants to pray and marvel along with us at His goodness and faithfulness.

Big hugs from Colorado,
Debbie and Garth