I shared this post last easter; the quote in there has continued to be my favorite Easter quote yet. Sunday will come. What peace that thought brings.
I think last year was the first year that I really fully embraced the special significance, and meaning of Easter. I think the reason I was able to fully embrace it is because I was a Primary teacher, and had to teach the Easter Sunday lesson to a bunch of cute 6 year olds. In fact, Easter Sunday last year was my very first Sunday with that new calling. It was the perfect week to start! As I read and prepared the lesson my heart was so full, all this holiday really means and stands for really hit me.
At the beginning of this year I was released as a Primary teacher and was called as a Nursery worker. Here we are in April, where I was released as a Nursery helper and recalled as a Primary teacher. Yesterdat - Easter Sunday - was my first lesson with my brand new class. I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am to be back in Primary. Especially to start back with such a sweet lesson once again. Yesterday when I walked into the sharing time/singing time room all the children were singing "I am a Child of God". I held back the tears as I was so overwhelmed with the spirit that filled the room. There is something so special about young children. They have a way to carry the spirit with them everywhere they go.
As I taught the lesson to my brand new class the spirit continued to fill my heart. I could tell how receptive each child was. They were fully engaged and listening to every word I said. I hope they felt the truth that I felt. I hope the words and message I shared with them touched their heart in a way they'll always remember.