Every year I give my 3 daughters and their children Easter baskets. Always have. Always will. As they have grown older, I have tried to become more creative in the vessel that holds their Easter goodies as well as the contents themselves inside. Making them age appropriate. The vessel that holds their stash may have changed over the years, but it’s the same idea year after year.
This year it’s hats. Hats turned upside down. Hats hold their Easter treasures. Easter bonnets or baseball caps for all, old and young alike. Boy and girl. Makes no difference.
As I thought about it, I realized that is similar to the Easter story. The story of the Christian faith. The vessel holding the original gift, the power, the Easter prize, may have changed. From the Father to the Son to the Holy Spirit, but its the same main idea. God and his love. For his people.
Over the years my own personal vessel has changed. Less firm, more wrinkled, and gray. But what’s inside I hope has only grown stronger, smarter, softer, thanks to God’s constant working on me.
Let’s all let this Easter round off our rough edges, smooth our vessels into what he would like them to be. So the final vessel that holds us, whether it be the grave, the urn, the air, the sea, whatever, will just as Jesus did not hold him,
will one day release us from our vessels to join our heavenly father in heaven for eternity.
Hallelujah! He is risen! The only vessel that holds him now should be our human heart. The tomb, and death could not hold him.
Happy Easter to all! Happy Resurrection Day! Hats off to Jesus Christ our Savior!
But God raised him from the dead, freeing him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for death to keep its hold on him. Acts 2:24
In His Love,