Happy Easter 2020

Happy Easter 2020

Before I begin this weeks’ story about Easter, let me give you another example of the fatality of common sense in the Covid-19 situation. Sam’s Club has a plexiglass shield for the lady at the exit to protect her from our germs. The only problem is she still needs to come out from behind it to check your cart and look at your receipt. Which you have just handed her with your germy hands! Rest in Peace common sense, Rest in Peace.

It has been interesting to watch this years’ special Easter Egg hunt for adults. You know, the one that has been going on for a few weeks now. Only the hunt is in the grocery stores, and the “eggs” are hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, and toilet paper. And isn’t it funny there’s always one or two participants that grab most of the “eggs” and refuse to share?

We are in a different time now and find ourselves having to change how we address our situation. There are Easter traditions I will not be able to do this year, so I will have to find some other ways to celebrate. I won’t be able to go to an Easter egg hunt to watch Jayci, but maybe I could write down different hiding spots in the house and have her guess. If she guesses right, I can have Brittney give her some Easter candy. I won’t be able to go to a nice Easter buffet, (One of my favorite things) so instead I will use the money I would have spent on the buffet and buy some groceries or supplies for a family in need. There will be no Easter church services to attend, but I can find something to read or watch that reminds me of the true meaning of Easter.

When I think about Easter and what we are going through right now, it helps remind me that every civilization in our history has had their own challenges. Every one of them have needed to find their way through it even when it seems difficult. This time is certainly no different. We can make it through this ordeal if we focus on the meaning of Easter and its promise of a glorious life with our Heavenly Father. We can use this to concentrate on following our Saviors example of service to others. I am grateful for this blessing and the lessons it has taught me.

I want to wish all of you a very Happy Easter and hope you are able to enjoy it with your family and make some special memories. Thanks for reading.

Next week: Coronavirus wedding shower