I’m a day late but oh the wonderful time I’ve spent reflecting.
Thinking back on all the Easters I spent learning about Christ’s great sacrifice, getting dressed in my Easter finest, looking for eggs from the Easter Bunny, and then enjoying my mothers wonderful Easter supper.
The routine and tradition of it all was what I had put my security and hope in most of all. I knew what to expect on that day and while it was all about Christ, it also was about all that I would get.
But this Easter was different for me as it was for many of us. Instead of physically going to church, I watched the service at my kitchen table, my oldest child playing his game, the youngest playing with playdoh.
There were no Easter outfits for me and the kids, no early morning baskets waiting on the couch.
While we had Easter eggs and the supper, the day just didn’t seem the same without it all being cohesive and the way I felt it should’ve been or what I was used to.
Yet, it was THIS Easter that I fully understood his sacrifice. With no other traditions to fall on, I had to fall on the only thing that truly mattered, recognizing why we celebrate it in the first place. I never realized how I had trusted in tradition more than him until this Easter.
This Easter I could rely on his word and the fact that he promised he would never leave me nor forsake me no matter how bad it got or even I got. All through this virus, I have leaned on him both financially, mentally, and spiritually.
Without the structure that I’m use to, it’s caused me to fall on the foundation that has withstood, his loving attentive word. It has been like fresh air to my lungs and a river of peace to my mind.
I had access to this supernatural download because he chose to die so I could receive it. He knew many many many centuries ago that I would need it today, in this very moment , at this very hour. Can you imagine that?
All those centuries ago he knew exactly when and how his word would come to rescue me. He knew because I was on his mind. YOU were on his mind.
This Easter I truly FELT his presence and I UNDERSTOOD why it was so important that he died for you and me.
This Easter I got it, I mean deep down in my soul fully understood it .
This Easter Changed Everything.