At Redemption City, we have 5 core loves we believe Christians should be marked by – love Jesus, love the church, love the world, love service, and love multiplication. We love exploring what these mean and how they look in our daily lives in Kids City. This week, we got to explore loving the world and loving service by stuffing Easter eggs for Redemption City’s Easter Egg hunt coming up on March 26!
With the Easter Egg hunt coming up, and the need for candy filled Easter eggs, the kids in Kids City were more than excited to serve by filling five hundred Easter eggs. According to Colossians 3:23 (HCSB), “Whatever you do, do it enthusiastically, as something done for the Lord and not for men.” Even at a young age, this can be instilled in the hearts of our children!
In the moment, it’s hard to see beyond the mountain of eggs and unopened candy in front of us, but looking back on Sunday and ahead to the Easter egg hunt itself, there’s so much more to all of this. Yes, we were loving service, but we were also loving the world – and specifically in this case, loving Franklin and the surrounding communities.
This Easter egg hunt is a community event. We would love to see so many people we haven’t ever met before come! This week, we encourage you to take the time you would normally spend in family devotion to talk to your children about inviting family, friends, and neighbors to the Easter egg hunt. Make a list of people your family would like to invite. And then – go out and invite them! Let’s love the people around us by inviting them to the Easter egg hunt and to the Easter service at Redemption City Church.
After you talk together as a family and make a list, here are three things you can pray for that would allow us to love the world around us as the Easter Egg hunt approaches:
- Pray for people in the community we haven’t met yet to be invited and come to the Easter egg hunt.
- Pray for people who come to the Easter egg hunt to come to church.
- Pray for people who come to church to come to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior.