A couple of weeks ago (the day before Easter to be exact) my church had an Easter egg hunt on a Saturday. We invited lots of kids and had a pretty good turn out. And I got the privilege (by the way, I never spell that word right, been spell-checking it for the last 7 years straight) of sharing the Easter story with them and then playing games with them all. A wonderful lady at my church organized the whole thing and chose excellent games and a fun time was had by all.
This was definitely out of my “normal” zone. When I started as a senior pastor I did not imagine this on my “to-do” list so to speak: running around and playing freeze tag with the kids. But you know what?
It was awesome.
I loved it. I got to just have fun with all the kids and tell them the Bible story of Jesus coming back from the dead. And then I got to do it again the next day when, before my Easter sermon, I had a children’s moment and we rehashed the story they heard the day before. It was great.
But all in all, I’d say the best moment of those services was after the hunt on Saturday where I just got to play tag with the kids. As I wrote once before on here, I think heaven is going to be made up of moments like that. Like a kid experiencing the pure unadulterated joy of playing tag on the first warm day of spring. That is what experiencing resurrection is about.
So as you go about your day, may you experience the deep joy of resurrection, the joy that sounds like children laughing and playing.
A joy that maybe sounds like a senior pastor screaming like a little girl as he runs away from whoever is “it.”
Grace and Peace