An Easter egg hunt that stands out in my memory is one my children enjoyed at their grandparent’s house. It reminds me of a valuable life lesson.
My husband and I brought our camper to Pender Island and parked it in my mother’s driveway. The makeshift camping spot overlooked a winding stone stairway bordered by spring flowers on either side. Daffodils, hyacinths, crocuses, tulips, and flowering shrubs painted a lovely view for us to wake up to on Easter Sunday.
While the children finished off their breakfast in the company of their grandparents, my husband and I hid cheerful, foil-covered chocolate eggs along the edges of the path that wound its way around the entire half-acre property.
Our children were aged 3, 5, and 7 at the time. They were old enough to seek and savor each egg without help or coaxing. All we adults had to do was watch and enjoy the gleeful little ones roam the gardens.
Each child had their own method and style of searching. One child was as quick and quiet as a bunny. Another child was as boisterous as a basketful of peeping chicks. The youngest was slow but sure at finding some eggs tucked in low spots the older ones overlooked.
I don’t remember who was the best hunter, but I have my suspicions who it was. In the end, we made sure each child had plenty of eggs to eat. Sweets were normally limited in their diets, so the Easter egg hunt was an especially delicious event for them. We began the tradition on our country property and then carried it over to our home in town too.
Hunting for treasures in God’s Word is a sweet treat we’re invited to partake of every morning. Being like little children on the hunt for chocolate eggs will serve us well when we read our Bibles. We are wise to trust our Father to provide us with goodness. Just as none of the foil-wrapped treats the children found turned out to be a stone, God always gives us sweet edibles for the soul too. And just as caring parents ensure each child has enough, God watches over us and fills our baskets with just the right amount of encouragement and strength we need.
The life lesson the children’s Easter egg hunt reminded me of is we’re not to worry we won’t have enough. We don’t need to compare the number of eggs in our baskets with how many other people have. God’s got this. He gives us exactly what we need when we need it.
And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. 2 Corinthians 9:8 NIV
I’m nosy-to-know if you have a favorite Easter egg hunt memory too?
Blessings ~ Wendy Mac