Saturday, April 03, 2010
A Beautiful Saturday
Wow! What a beautiful day in the Ozarks--sunny, warm, simply beautiful.
I was up at 6 this morning to enjoy a cup of coffee before getting everything together for a magic show at Eastside Baptist Church in Mountain Home, Arkansas. The last time that I was there for their Easter egg hunt the temperature was at the freezing mark. Today was shorts, t-shirts and flip flop weather! Aside from the beautiful weather, Eastside went all out today. They sent out thousands of mailers and had hundreds of kids show up with their moms and dads!
After some guy started the day with a magic show and a brief explanation of why Christians celebrate Easter, hundreds of kids went in search of thousands of eggs that had been scattered outside. Then there were inflatable games to play on, bunnies and chicks to be petted, pictures with bunny rabbits, and hot dogs, popcorn, cotton candy and lemonade to be enjoyed!
And I had a beautiful day to make the 2hr 10 min drive home. Driving home after a good event is always enjoyable. Daytime or nighttime, sunny or raining--it really doesn't matter after a fun event where I get to share the Gospel. But today was great--windows down, a phone conversation with my mom and then pre-season baseball on the radio.
God is great. Life is good!
Here's a cool magician. If you speak Japanese, you can interpret for the rest of us. Fortunately, you don't have to speak the language to enjoy the effect.