Every Easter Sunday when I was growing up, my brothers and I could count on three things: a new outfit to wear to church, an Easter basket full of goodies and an…easter egg hunt. So when my husband, Ken, and I started our family we decided to carry on those traditions. What I soon discovered was that I had as much fun, if not more, watching my little ones run around looking for hidden easter eggs as they did in finding them! I watched them getting closer and closer to a hidden treasure and if they missed it I did everything I could to get them to come back and ‘look a little bit closer’!
Some eggs would have little tokens inside. Some had candy that rattled around when they picked them up. And some eggs…had money tucked inside them. Just watching my kids’ eyes light up when they discovered what was inside brought such joy to my heart. I didn’t hide the eggs to keep them from finding them. I hid them so that together we could discover new things.
One day I realized the concept of hidden treasures didn’t begin with us! It began with God! Listen to what Isaiah 45:3 says. “I will give you hidden treasures, riches stored in secret places, so that you may know that I am the Lord, the God of Israel, who summons you by name.” What??!! The God of the universe has hidden treasures for us to find…riches that He has stored in secret places…so that WE can know that HE is The LORD…and even sweeter…that He has called us…by name. Can’t you just imagine God the Father watching over us…calling us lovingly…nudging us in the direction of something He’s hidden for us to discover?! Imagine His delight when we find them & enjoy His gifts. Another sweet opportunity to discover something together!