The Easter Egg Hunt was this last Saturday. The grass was wet, but it didn’t rain so I was ECSTATIC! We had a wonderful turnout at Coolavin Park with over 150 people coming out to enjoy the festivities. Chefs for Christ did a great job filling our bellies with pancakes, the youth were irreplaceable as my helpers, and we even registered 15 kids for Camp Can-I-Go! It was a truly TERRIFIC day… and a wonderful way to usher in Spring Break and the Easter season.
Saturday morning, I was watching as kids were scrambling for the final eggs, when my 8-year-old stomped up to me with distress spread across her face. “Mommy! I have seen lots of kids that got more than 20 eggs, and I don’t have hardly any!” (Truth be told, she probably had about 12… plenty in my book!)
She looked so unbearably distraught that in an effort to coax her little heart back to joy, I leaned down and brought her close to whisper: “Kenzie, Sweetie, you don’t have to worry, all the extra candy is in my office at church!” She skipped away, relieved that her sugar-rush was no longer in jeopardy. I also walked away satisfied that I had averted the dreaded, “Well, sometimes life just isn’t fair” response.
As I walked away, though, I began to think about the times in my own life when I was disenchanted, when I got the short end of the stick in some way, slighted by life and fate and whatever other drama I felt in my disappointed state. In those times, I wonder if God didn’t want to bend down and whisper to me, “Kayla, Sweetie, you don’t have to worry, I am in control of all the blessings!”
When Paul was writing to the Corinthians in his second letter, he talked to them about giving cheerfully. Then in chapter 9, verse 8 he said, “And God is able to shower all kinds of blessings on you. In all things and at all times you will have everything you need…”
We have a faithful God, friends. The Bible is one continual story of God providing faithfully for His children. It would serve us well to remember His faithfulness when we are feeling slighted. The scales will always be tipped in our favor for eternity… and I will certainly take that over what could be stuffed inside an Easter egg!