Friday, April 13, 2018
Spring Break, Part 2 - Seek Ye First
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
It has been two years since my husband, Danny, and I have been able to host an Easter egg hunt for our granddaughters, due to the ordeal we experience last spring. Virginia Rose, being seven now, recalls clearly her last egg hunt.
But her sisters, Savannah Jane and Alexandra Nancy, have no memory whatsoever, and have no clue as to what to expect.
We divide our back yard in half, one side for Virginia, where the eggs are strategically hidden, and the other for the two "littles," where the majority of eggs are in plain view, and ripe for the taking. As their Dad, John, and I attempt to explain what the girls will be looking for once out in the yard, I have serious doubts about whether or not Savannah and Alexandra understand any of it, but I'm anxious to see if anything sinks in.
As soon as we open the downstairs door to the yard, Virginia is off like a shot, eager to explore her egg-stravagant territory.
But the "littles" are captivated by something entirely different.
"Bubbles!!!" Savannah shouts gleefully. Unbeknownst to me, Danny, aka Papa, has set up our bubble-making machine up on our deck, and it is cranking full tilt. Showers of bubbles cascade down upon Savannah and Alexandra, as they chase and try to catch them. I mean, who cares about Easter eggs when you can play with bubbles?
Just as Savannah and Alexandra are easily distracted by the glistening abundance of ephemeral bubbles, so we, too, can be tempted by the endless "Ooh, shiny!" things of this world. Chasing after elusive, unsubstantial objects instead of seeking that which truly matters most in the here and now, and more importantly, for eternity: the Kingdom of God.
Like Virginia, absolutely focused upon finding every last egg designed for her discovery, let us pursue God's Kingdom and His righteousness with that very same commitment, dedication and enthusiasm.
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