Sunday, March 31, 2013

Easter Sunday 2013

Family photo on Easter Sunday at Cory's parent's house!  After an incredible worship service with our church family, we spent the afternoon with Cory's family.
On Saturday the girls and I baked cookies for all the local cousins!
Riddle cookies :)
Christie cookies :)
We took a couple of plastic eggs and filled them with Chuck's treats.  He loved them.  Here he is on Easter morning, watching the girls open their eggs!

Cayla's Easter basket and Vera Bradley backpack in Viva La Vera!

Autumn's Easter basket and Vera Bradley backpack in Doodle Daisy!
 We know it's more than baskets, and eggs, and cookies.  It's about Jesus, and the debt He paid for us.  In the Easter Sunday sermon this morning, our pastor presented us with the following (loosely translated), extremely poignant thought:

Pastor:  "What if you received a legitimate letter from your mortgage company informing you your debt had been paid in full?  Regardless of how much you had left to pay, it was covered.  You didn't owe a single penny anymore.  Would you rip up the letter, throw it away, and continue to pay your mortgage every month?"

Then why do so many people throw away the "Paid in Full" notice that Christ offers?  There is no sin that Christ can't redeem.  We can't sin too much, or too big.  His death on the cross covered ALL sin, and our debt was paid.

What an incredible gift.  How can anyone turn it down?

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.  Romans 6:23


Anonymous said...

I love the pictures! The girls had lots of goodies to enjoy. So much fun!!

Clare said...

My sister and I had a blast at the Vera outlet! I could have spent hundreds of dollars...;) I like the analogy of a mortgage. I think even Christians are still trying to "pay off their debt" sometimes! What a precious gift we have received.

Shelley Hale said...

Somehow I missed this? Love your family photo, doggy Easter eggs and Vera back packs! I need to send Alexis up there to shop with you!Romans 6:23 (NIV)
[23] For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
So difficult to watch or receive the wages but I am so glad Jesus is waiting for us and our loved ones!