It’s Easter eve, and our family is in the parking lot of In & Out Burger. It’s closed. I guess Easter is an actual holiday in some places!
For our family, Easter was a holiday that kind of snuck up on us. To be slotted between soccer games and work trips and birthday parties. This, compared to Christmas – that we anticipated for weeks and weeks before! Of course, the Easter bunny can’t even compare with Santa Claus and the bounty beneath the tree.
I realized something though too after watching a powerful Easter drama at our church – I blog about it here for the women’s ministry. If Christmas is heart-opening, then Easter is heart-wrenching.
Blood and gore at it’s core, Easter’s about God meeting us in our messy, dark places with a promise of healing. Even in the parking lot of In & Out Burger. Even when it’s closed.
That, and chocolate bunnies are fantastic.