While living in Chicago our family was going through some tough times as my 4 year old was struggling with asthma. We’d made late-night runs to the emergency room, given her nebulizer treatments and multiple medications, slept little, and worried a lot. With all that comes with a sick child, we were exhausted and overwhelmed.
To our delight, the Saturday before Easter we woke up to find we’d been egged! Some compassionate, observant person (or family) had covered our lawn with brightly colored plastic eggs. There were even some resting in the branches of our tree outside the kitchen window. My girls were ecstatic!
More than twenty years have passed and we still don’t know the identity of these Easter egg-ers. But we have laid some of our own eggs filled with candy, stickers, and words of love and encouragement in the yard of someone struggling.
I love the idea of making it anonymous. There’s something wonderful that happens to a weary soul when you don’t know who crossed your path bringing such sunshine. You see everyone around you in good light and feel loved by many.
So, rally your family for some eggstra special service. Look around and pray to know who really needs it. You AND they will never forget it!