“let the beloved of the Lord rest in him… between his shoulders.” deut 33:12
I just finished dyeing Easter eggs with Eric and the boys yesterday when I snapped this photo.
I never dyed Easter eggs when I was growing up.
Dyeing eggs might appear as a small, common tradition that everyone does.
But, in my heart, it’s not that way at all. Easter tends to be busy time with big, overarching messages we want to imprint on our kids.
But, as I journey with Jesus and learn that just being present and enjoying time with Jesus is soul-feeding — I realize that some of the most simple things give me opportunity to just enjoy and be present with my children. And my husband.
I want them to experience the message of Easter — that God’s love is real and it feeds our soul — by the way we spend our time together.
It’s almost like — the smaller things get pushed to the side — and yet, isn’t it often the small, sweet moments we most treasure when we think fondly of being with someone we love — or when we feel most loved?
I cherish this simple egg coloring time. It’s creating memories of being the beloved for Josh and Caleb — and my husband Eric. For now, I like it just the four of us. But one day later, when they’re grown up, I hope they’ll bring their friends and hopefully one day, their girlfriends. And it’ll be a relaxing spiritual whitespace for everyone to see each other’s one words, artistic expressions .. and just have fun.
Dyeing eggs slows us down to enjoy each other’s company, do some fun art & color — while eating Robin Eggs!
“Beloved” and “rest” are words on my heart this Easter… the one-words I’m asking Jesus to bring to life in me this year. They’ve become my one-word prayer and a special doorway into my heart, where Jesus is bringing new life in me.
This Easter day, I know Jesus is whispering His words to you… as Easter in you begins.
May you savor the words He’s whispering to you this weekend.
Happy, soulful Easter to you, sweet kindreds!
If you were here, I’d give you a few Easter eggs to color and decorate. I wonder what words and beauty would emerge from your heart and hands — as we celebrate God’s Easter in you and me?
Are there simple things you like to enjoy during Easter?
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