Saturday, April 3, 2010

Easter 2010 is just about here. The signs representing this most wonderful holiday seem to be diminishing in this world. The stands selling real vibrant colored flowers are everywhere. The stores have their displays of stuffed animals, lots of chocolates and pastel colored candy, the plastic eggs now have many varied colors and designs...but, it feels like the reason why this holiday exists in it's originality is slowly fading into the background of daily life.

I share this from a book I have enjoyed reading many times, "Rabboni" by W. Phillip Keller;

"Then came the first day of the new week. What had transpired over the weekend they knew not. God's great outstretched hand had been at work.

A glorious conquest had been achieved by Christ. It was a victory that would revitalize his men, startle the world, and electrify all His followers in the centuries to come.

But during that dismal weekend Jesus' friends did not know this. They could not see the mighty hand of God at work behind the scenes of their dispair. They did not detect the fact that this, their darkest hour, preceded the most majestic dawn of a new day in all their lives.

The divine events of that weekend rival in majestic mystery those stupendous exchanges which took place at Calvary. They are beyond our human capacity to fully comprehend. It was God moving in enormous power, yet without public fanfare or display.

Mourning turns to joy...inexpressible joy. Doubt and disbelief turn to wondrous assurance. Darkness turns to jubilant delight. He is alive!

This is the real reason for this season. The answer to the question of why we celebrate the Easter holiday.
Because He lives...we live.

Tomorrow...Easter Sunday, may you be blessed with someone to share it with. May you be blessed with eyes to see the beauty of new life springing up everywhere...blossoms, flowers, tiny leaves, green grass...all signs of new life. It is all a miracle, and it is all a gift from the One who is alive and working in today's world.
Easter blessings to each and every one of you!

15 comments: said...

Wow Judy! What powerful words. That expressed my heart perfectly! What joy when Easter morning arrives, knowing that because of what He suffered on the cross... we have LIFE!

I just loved this and will try to get that book. I haven't read it and from these words, I know I will love it.

Happy Easter to you and your family!


Happy@Home said...

Thank you for this beautiful reminder of the real reason we celebrate Easter. Happy Easter to you and your family.

Janean said...

He is risen!

He is risen indeed!

Happy, blessed Easter to you and your family.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful, wonderful post for Easter. Amen to all that. So sad that is the way all our religious traditions seem to be taking a backseat. If we keep on presenting these faith tradition to our children and grands, hopefully it will continue to thrive. blessings

Love the Decor! said...

WOw Beautiful post and so true!!
Have a Christ centered Easter!

Lovella ♥ said...

Christ is risen . .and how wonderful that we can celebrate around the world together. . .Have a very blessed Easter Judy.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful sentiment, beautiful words... your amazing spirit shines through your post/ pics/words/music..

Easter Blessings


Kathleen said...

Thank you for wrapping the beauty of resurrection reflections in your quintessential packaging.

I'm making my way through a similar book: Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus. Fabulous!

God's best to you & yours, always.


Tracy said...

Beautifully shared, my friend. What joy, what love. Praise God for his indescribable, sacrificial gift to us. May you and your family have a joyous and blessed Easter!

Love Being A Nonny said...

I take for granted having people to share Easter with. Thank you for those simple words that reminded me to be thankful and to pray for those who aren't. happy Easter.

Judy said...

He is risen indeed! Thanks for a beautiful Easter post.

May you and yours have a most blessed Easter!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Truly beautiful, Judy.

+ Christ is Risen! +

May your family have a blessed and happy Easter!

Melinda said...

Same to you and yours!
Have a wonderful day.


LisaShaw said...

"Because He lives we live." Beautifully said and powerfully true.

My heart and my soul is forever grateful...

Blessed Easter to you and your family. Love you.

Anonymous said...

This was such an inspiring and beautiful post Judy! Thank you.


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