When I was a little girl, we usually got new Easter clothes and shoes.
♫“In your Easter bonnet, with all the frills upon it, you’ll be the grandest lady in the Easter parade…”♫
We put our pennies in the Penny March, listened to the story of Jesus, and sang the Easter songs.
♫“Up from the grave He arose with a mighty triumph o’er His foes….”♫
We had egg hunts at school and in our yard, but not at church. Some years when it rained, we hid Easter eggs in the house. We knew there was something fishy about a rabbit laying eggs; you couldn’t fool us.
♫“Here comes Peter Cottontail, hopping down the bunny trail…”♫
Sure it was a cute story, but we knew what the real Easter was all about—Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection on the third day.
When my children were young, I spent every Easter weekend staying up late, making two Easter dresses, one for my daughter and one for me. It got to be a joke that sometimes we had our Easter dress for church for the 4th of July..
Now during the week, I don’t dress up much for work, although I am always clean and modest, but I fix my hair and dress up in my best for the Lord on Sunday morning, knowing that I have an audience with the Creator of the Universe, the Lord God Almighty.
I have material, patterns, thread, and a new sewing machine, but I haven’t made an Easter dress in more than 10 years I still have time to make myself an Easter dress and I am sure that if I dig around in my fabric stash, I would find enough material and a pattern to make it.
I just want to be sure that I look good for my precious Saviour. I always dress up for God.More importantly, I prepare my heart to come into His throne room on Resurrection Sunday and every day.
I Samuel 16:7 NKJV, “The Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”
Is my heart prepared to be in the presence of His majesty?