Sunday, March 27, 2016

Easter [2016]

Christ died for us, much more then, being now justified by His blood, we shall be saved. 
Romans 5:8,9

In the middle of the night, Jonah woke us up. As Ben came back to bed, he said you have to look outside, you won't believe it. 

This is what I saw...

When we woke up, the boys were all very surprised as well. 
It was Easter! And it snowed, ALOT! It was beautiful though.

As I was walking around outside, it was so pretty.
One of my favorite songs came to mind...

O! Precious is the flow
That makes me white as snow;
No other fount I know,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.


There was a broad scope of faces and noises going on during these pictures...
Noah especially, oh my goodness.


 After church we went to Great Grandpa and Grandma Hershberger's house for an extended family gathering. It was nice to see who could make it, it had been awhile since the Christmas gathering was cancelled due to snow/ice. 
The boys were entertained...
Grandma H hid Easter eggs in the house for the boys, and Great Grandpa got out the marble run. 

We came home for naps. Then hid Easter eggs in our basement, before heading over to my parents house for supper.

We had another delicious meal at Mom and Dad's...and had this very festive cake for dessert.

And of course we had an Easter egg hunt for ALL! 
It will be a sad day when we are "too old" for that.
The weather actually was really nice by the time late afternoon/evening came, but it was too muddy to do the hunt outside. 

What a wonderful day we can celebrate that Jesus is alive, and He died for US!
What a gift. I love that both Christian and now Noah, verbalize the reason for Easter. They have such a genuine desire to learn about the Bible, and love to share the stories.

Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with Him. For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him. The death he died, he died to sin once and for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God.
                                                             Romans 6:8-10

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