Philip said, "Lord, show us the Father, and it will be enough for us."
This Easter, my granddaughter, Virginia Rose, is treated to her first Easter egg hunt.
I take such delight in preparing this event for her. I "hide" the brightly colored eggs in our living and dining rooms, careful to place them where I think she can easily spot them.
When she arrives at our house with her mom and dad, she is beaming with excitement. We're not sure if she understands exactly what she will be doing, but it's obvious she knows something fun is in store.
I hand her the Easter basket which she takes eagerly.
Then, still smiling, she stands and looks at us, not knowing where to begin.
"Look, Virginia," her mother prompts, "there's a yellow egg on the shelf. Go get it and put it in your basket."
Virginia looks and looks. But, several seconds go by before she actually sees the egg. When she does, she quickly toddles over to it, grasps it, and places it into the waiting basket.
"Good job!" We all exclaim with a round of applause for emphasis.
"I see a blue egg, Virginia," says her dad, pointing toward it.
Again, she doesn't see at first. She simply heads trustingly in the direction she's been shown.
Oh, how her eyes light up when she discovers it!
Plunk! Into the basket it goes.
Now, she is catching on. Knows what she is looking for.
And, it isn't long before her basket is full.
Will you pray with me?
If we want to know you, Father, we must look to Your Son, Jesus. We need to hear His teachings and follow His commandment to love as He loves us. Help us to see Him clearly and let Him fill us daily with Easter joy. Amen.
Psalms 1, 2, 3 or 4, 7
1 Peter 1:1-12
John 14:(1-7) 8-17