"I have come that they might have life and have it to the full..." -John 10:10b

Friday, April 2, 2010

No Everyday Friday

When Paul and I first set out to start our little family, I believed that children would make each holiday richer, fuller and more meaningful. And they most certainly do. There's nothing like watching your child's face light up on Christmas morning when she comes down the stairs to find a mountain (at our house, more of a mole hill) of wrapped gifts just waiting for her to tear through them. And that part is so fun, but with all that excitement also comes a huge responsibility.

Sakura Blossoms

As Christians, there are certain holidays that are about SO much more than just the sheer joy of the child experiencing them and as much as you want your children to experience them with a sense of innocence and excitement, you also want them to know why we really have this holiday.

Cherry Blossoms

Christmas is not about presents or Santa and Easter is not about the Easter Bunny or egg hunts. Those parts are super fun and there's nothing wrong with enjoying them, as long as we don't lose sight of the WHY.

Cherry Blossoms

And then there's today. Such a quiet holiday for most of the world and even for Christian's caught up in their daily routines of going to work or staying home with the children, this day can slip past without notice.

Cherry Blossoms

But this day, is a very important day. This day has a very big WHY.

On this day, someone paid the price for me, for you, for all who will seek Him. He suffered and He died while not once asking "why?" He knew why. He knew it was the only way.

Do you know why? Do you know why He died? Do you know why He had to? Do you know that He did it for YOU? I hope you do. And if you don't, I pray that you seek the answer to the WHY.

3 comments on "No Everyday Friday"

Fresh Batch Jams on April 2, 2010 at 8:30 AM said...

Wonderful Photos and POWERFUL message. Thanks! Happy Good Friday to you!

Raina on April 5, 2010 at 10:57 AM said...

Beautiful post and beautiful photos!

Little Lovables on April 8, 2010 at 2:01 PM said...

definately! and by the way, stunning photography!