THEN AGAIN MAYBE Easter special edition

 

then again maybe

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“I’m going to the Easter Sunrise Service,” – “You wanna go with me”? My dad asked. “Do I have to”? was my question to his. “No,” – “You don’t have to.” He replied. Maybe a kid should never be given a choice, then again maybe sometimes that’s another way to teach them.

My dad always went to the Easter Sunrise Service our church held down at the lake. I went with him only once, I’m sure he made me go, I really can’t remember the details, but I’m sure glad he did.

I remember the Easter egg hunts we had out in our backyard, my mom always had one special plastic egg with a little money in it. I loved the Easter egg hunts, I enjoyed hunting for the eggs, but I always had hope to find the special egg… I never did, maybe they should have given the youngest a head start? Then again, maybe that’s how to teach a kid sometimes life is tough or at least that life is not always fair.

I have to admit I didn’t think much of the Easter regular services, I learned and even believed the supernatural story of Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection. What else could turn cowards into people who died speaking with courage about what they had witnessed first hand?

I was just a bit bored sitting still that long, then again, maybe that’s how to teach a kid self-control and self-discipline.

As an adult and dad many of the things I learned as a child make sense now. I grasp the love a parent has for their children, I understand the sacrifices made for the loved ones God has blessed us with.

I marvel at the love God has for His children and the ultimate sacrifice He and His Son gave on our behalf. I’m more grateful than words could ever express for my gift that I could have never done anything to earn on my own. I’m humbled by God’s perfect gift…

Then again, maybe my dad knew all along how things would turn out…

My dad cherished Easter and all it stood for… This is our first Easter without him here and it’s not the same without him, then again, maybe it’s not supposed to be…

Maybe as strangers here we’re designed to long to be where my dad is…

At home with our Father…

Happy Easter to all, may God bless you on this Supreme holiday.