I’m not really a traditional or overly ritualistic kind of guy. But one thing my kids and I have done in years past is dye Easter eggs. And not just any Easter eggs, but the Paas Tie-Dye set! The mix of colors can be any number of beautiful combinations. Unless, of course, we go overboard and add too many colors which turns out to be a brown hue. Nobody wants brown Easter eggs unless they are chocolate. Nonetheless, I enjoy spending time with the kids creating colorful masterpieces.
As Easter is upon us, the eggs will be dyed. In approving of our rainbow of mixed-hue eggshells, I always think about how God is the the ultimate creator of vibrant, artful masterpieces.
Recall the fifth and sixth days in the Creation Story in Genesis:
Then God said, “Let the waters swarm with fish and other life. Let the skies be filled with birds of every kind.” Then God said, “Let the earth produce every sort of animal, each producing offspring of the same kind – livestock, small animals that scurry along the ground, and wild animals.”
While this is pure indulging fantasy on my part… I like to pretend the fifth and sixth day was “craft day” in heaven where God enlisted the help of Jesus and angels to put together some crazy-beautiful creations. Perhaps he threw down a 64 box of Crayola crayons and said, “Go to town!” And in my weird, imaginary world… they stenciled magnificent designs and colored patterns!
Closely study the photos above. What a beautiful nod to God’s creativity and craftsmanship. Like children painting Easter eggs and mixing the colors together, God had fun when He was exhibiting His awesome talent on days 5 and 6. But I’ll be honest, my favorite color at Easter is not in the pastel palette. It’s actually a crimson red. That is the color that saved me.
While Easter is a time to reflect on how Jesus was crucified, died, buried, and resurrected, it is also a reminder for me of the Great Creator and all of His creations. With spring kicking in for the year, the blooming trees and bright green of the budding leaves bring more than pollen and allergies – they bring an appreciation for God’s undeniable eye for divine design. Nature is awakening and colorful creations are out and about. This is not coincidence. This is not evolution. This is a spectacular display of illustrated life by divine design.
Have a glorious Easter,
Trey Campbell, firstname.lastname@example.org