Kia ora All Saints whānau
After our 10:30 central gathering on Easter Sunday we carried on our celebration of the Resurrection with a hunt for chocolate eggs in the vicarage garden. What a time! It was joyful chaos and filled my heart with deep joy. We had 13 kids, ranging in age from 1-12, tearing through the garden, loosing their heads a bit in the excitement.
There was joy, giggling, friendship, and sunshine. The deep joy in my own heart came from watching the youngest members of our church family build relationship and celebrate with one another.
What does it mean to live in the truth of the Resurrection together? What does it look like to celebrate Jesus’ sacrifice with those around us? For our young ones on Easter Sunday, it looked like running around after foil wrapped eggs and being deeply full of joy. For other generations in our church family it may look a bit different.
But the core is the same – joy, celebration, and rejoicing in the Lord together! I want to remind you all that Easter isn’t just one day. It’s a season – Eastertide we call it, and it’s about the lingering joy we experience as we orient our lives all over again to the reality of the Resurrection. So keep celebrating, keep feasting, and keep spreading that joy to the world around us.
Love and Blessings,