We began Easter service this morning in Arctic Village
singing this familiar hymn written by Charles Wesley
in the 1700's, except we sang it in Gwich'in! I could not
understand the verses, but chimed in for the Alleluia's.
May every nation, tongue and tribe praise the Lord!
As we sat in Church this morning I thought of many fond
I remember sunrise services with my Mimi and Papa in
Chattanooga at Rivermont in the atrium. It is a good
thing we don't have sunrise services this far North.
We would have to get up at 5am for a sunrise service
in Arctic Village, even then it would already look like the
sun is up because twilight begins at 3am. By May 27th
we will have 24 hours of daylight!
I remember getting new Easter dresses and hats, complete
with white shoes! Today I wore snow boots to church with a
skirt and saw little girls with Easter dresses over snowpants!
I remember Easter dinners of ham and sweet potatoes.
Today we will have caribou and rice.
I remember taking pictures in the driveway by beautiful
blooming flowers on Easter day in Delaware, Indiana,
Virginia and Tennessee. Green grass, fresh blooms and
a sweet smell in the air...spring had come! It is a beautiful
sunny day here in AV for Easter, but it is only 30 degrees
and there is still snow everywhere. We will still be skiing
for quite awhile!
I remember Easter egg hunts in our living room and out
in my grandparent's yard. I even remember one year that
Papa found an egg in his wood pile in August...of course
it was a real egg and very rotten by that point! Today we
had an Easter egg hunt with the whole village! Over 100
eggs were hidden, one with each person's name on it.
We all had to search for our eggs. It took Sam and I
awhile, but we found our eggs. I even found a prize egg
worth $10! That will buy one gallon of gas for the snow-go!
This Easter, our first in Arctic Village, will definitely be
one that I remember!
Blessings to you all! Christ the Lord is Risen Today!