|this was right before leaving for our first egg "hunt" yesterday - we just gave Addie the eggs|
|"look what the Easter bunny left me!"|
|what is she trying to convey here? what a funny face!|
Today is Easter. I was explaining what we celebrate to Addison this morning - that we celebrate a risen Lord - and she seemed very interested.
I hope that you had a chance to hear the Gospel today. I hope that it convicted you and reminded you of the purpose behind the death and resurrection of our sweet Lord. I've always believed that hearing the Gospel will draw people to Jesus. I heard David Platt, author of Radical and pastor at The Church of Brook Hills in Birmingham, during a Secret Church simulcast on Friday. He specifically argued against that idea - he said that the Gospel should make us run scared because of the life that being a Believer and Follower calls us to. (I'm paraphrasing.) While I understand that intellectually, emotionally I still like that metaphor that we're all created with a God-shaped hole that can only be filled with Christ.
By the way, if you want a challenging, difficult, possibly life-changing read, check out Platt's book. I'm reading and it's putting a whole new spin - based entirely on Scripture - on things.