Saturday, April 19, 2014
Waiting, for the stone to roll away. Death has lost the victory and the grave has been denied. Jesus lives forever and ever
It is not about the Easter bunny or spending hours in the beauty salon or getting that new dress. It is about Jesus, Son of God dying on the cross for my sins and everyone else's sin and rising up on the third day. Praise God!
I read an interesting article on line from Today Christian Woman titled "Is Jesus hijacking your holiday?" It was so thought provoking-the author hit the nail on the head about how exploited Resurrection Sunday really is. How commercial it has become drag young children to take pictures with Peter Rabbit or parade around in the church lobby showing off new Easter gear or getting hyped up on a sugar rush with marshmallow peeps. Been there, done that. What is it really about? Who is truly the reason for the season?
I remember my Mom getting us baskets full of luscious treats and my sister Missy biting the bunny's ears before we shuttled off to church with our lace anklets and Easter bonnets. I have heard some folks refer tomorrow to "Ham Sunday". I for one, refused to buy an outfit for Jesus-doing Dave Ramsey Financial Peace makes you think. I didn't stand in those long lines at Honeybaked Ham (trying to get away from pork anyways). I just want to reflect on God's grace and goodness, how I can be a better person, how I can get over petty issues and do His will in my life and be a blessing to others.
As I begin to enter in, to start a new life with Lou, to grow in God's grace, I am thankful for Christ on the cross. I am truly thankful that God healed my Mom and she is celebrating another blessed Easter in heaven and I am grateful for my family, my friends, my job, my home. I am better than blessed this Saturday waiting.