"But the angel said to the women, 'Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here, for he has risen, as he said.'"
I think it will be a while before the magic of hunting for Easter eggs fades for my daughter. But it's not just the eggs: she shows the same wide-eyed wonder in church: at five years old, she's at the age where she's started to get what the pastor's talking about. Being a hospital-bound kid, she gets sickness. She's seen death. To know that she'll see her loved ones again, that they're not gone for good? That's amazing. That's wonder. And to get that it's Jesus who did that, by dying on the cross? It blows her mind. It should blow our minds, too.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, grant us a childlike faith, that we see the wonder in the sacrifice You made for us. Thank You, Father, for the gift of eternal life. In Your Name, Amen.