Sunday, February 24, 2013

Easter Egg Hunts

As Easter approaches, I am reminded of the excitement of Easter egg hunts as a kid. Do you have any fond memories of running through the yard looking for Easter eggs? As you find one and pick it up, you squeal with delight as you open the egg and find the prize inside; maybe some money, gum, or candy. You are happy to have found your little treasure.

As adults, do we treasure the gifts God gives us with the same amount of enthusiasm?

What is our response?
  • Take the gift for granted—It has always been there. You just expect it to continue. Don’t really put much thought into it. 
  • Take credit for the gift—You earned it by yourself. It was your hard work that got you where you are. 
  • The gift becomes mundane—You don’t notice it anymore. You are no longer excited about it. 
  • Do you respond correctly? 
  • Do you give thanks to God? 
  • Are you thankful each and every day for His new mercies? 
  • Do you remember that every good and perfect gift comes from God, not from your own hand? 

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