We had the joy of spending several hours today with an Easter tradition foreign to Haiti, egg dying! 9 pots of colored dye, and 10 dozen eggs! The kids had an amazing time and really let their creative abilities shine! Only a few eggs bit the floor and smashed, most were carefully dipped in color, dried, and stickered. The kids cradled their eggs in both hands, gently turning them around inspecting the smoothness of the brilliantly colored shells. Emelyne freed me up to man the drying station and took some amazing photos… enjoy!!!
And though we will celebrate Easter this weekend with the kids in fun and joyful ways, with humble hearts, and heavy emotion, we reverently remember the pain, the suffering, the betrayal, and the obedient sacrifice of Jesus’ death. Urgently this morning little Leika rushed to question Joyce, “Joyce, is Jesus going to die today?” A small gathering of children was behind here, eyes focused awaiting her answer, “Darling, Jesus gave his life long ago” before she could finish Leika turned to the crowd in anguish, “He’s dead, Jesus already died!!” And then began again the telling of the beautiful truth of our precious Savior’s gift to us, of the sinless life He willingly gave, and His glorious triumph over death, that through His blood we might all be freed from our sins and have life everlasting. An immeasurable gift to receive… and an immeasurable privilege to share this truth with His children here.
18 No one takes it [my life] from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again. This command I received from my Father.” John 10:18 (NIV)
Posted on Fri, April 6, 2012