As long as my daughter still believes in the Easter Bunny, my wife and I will spend Easter eve looking for new and creative hiding places for her basket of goodies, and dozens of plastic eggs. Let’s face it, Easter egg hunts are fun, no matter how old you are. There’s something about finding a little hidden surprise that brings out the kid in all of us.
While the hunt may be on for eggs and baskets this Easter season, as every other before it, the hunt for Jesus was over long ago. He’s not in the tomb, though Mary Magdalene and the disciples spent some time hunting there. He made sure they didn’t have to hunt long, and neither do we.
We can find Jesus even easier. He’s either already in your heart, if you’re a Christian, or standing outside waiting for you to let Him in, if you’re not. If He’s in your heart, show Him all the love you can, and thank Him constantly for His Easter miracle. After all, it was for you, as though you were the only person on Earth. If you were, He still would have gone to the cross for you. That’s a treasure far greater than any chocolate bunny.
If He’s not in your heart, what are you waiting for? Don’t let another Easter come and go still hunting for the peace, joy, love, and salvation only He can give you.
The miracle of Easter is for you. The cross is for you. Jesus isn’t in the tomb. He’s at the door. Let Him in, and let Him change your life.