EASTER LETDOWN

231_n_1_240_1

Easter has come and gone and it was the most unusual celebration I’ve experienced in my lifetime. The two of us viewed our church service online.  We stayed inside all day, because five or so inches of snow had fallen and temperatures were extra chilly.  We also stayed inside because we were required to.  There was a scrumptious ham dinner in which we overindulged.  Another online church service in the evening with hymns we could sing along with. We had phone calls and text messages from family and friends.  The only thing missing was the personal touch.

The pageantry of Easter with a church filled with signs of victory over death – beautiful flowers adorning the altar – special choir music accompanied by trumpets and other instruments of praise –  were all missing.  Still in the quiet of our home, the joy of Easter would not be hidden.  This year, more than ever, the thought of an empty tomb reminded us of our empty churches, but the emptiness quickly filled with joy as we rejoiced with Mary at the sight of her risen Savior.  He had risen indeed!

Things have changed drastically over the past five weeks.  It seems an eternity ago that this all started.  We’re getting tired of too much togetherness.  We’re feeling isolated.  We’re covering our faces and hands.  We’re staying at home and many are beginning to feel the stress.  Many are concerned about the economy and what will happen if people can’t get back to work again.  We still have bills to pay, but the income is no longer there.  Change is hard, but as the human race has proven time and time again, we adapt to our circumstances.  We’re strong when we unite even when we can no longer meet.

This is the beginning of a new week.  Our rejoicing shouldn’t stop.  Two thousand years ago things changed too.   Jesus left His throne in heaven and became man so He could live among us.  He felt every human emotion, experienced loss and sorrow, was crucified and came back to life for us.  He didn’t have to do this, but because He loved us so much, He could not do otherwise.  This is what Easter is all about.  The gift of redemption will never die.  When He came down from heaven, the world would never be the same.

As we look forward, change can prove to be good for us, if we allow it.  Instead of placing our thoughts on the negative, let’s look at the good things that are coming from it.

 

 

About atimetoshare.me

As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
This entry was posted in corona virus, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

8 Responses to EASTER LETDOWN

  1. Love this, Kathy! I’ve been really blessed to get to “visit” a whole lot of churches all over the country, because they’re all now on line, so that’s a good thing. Also, we have no snow, we’re just enjoying some unusual and beautiful weather. So I’m trying to count my blessings, trying to take note of every little good thing. But yeah, all this uncertainly and the lockdown on our lives is wearing on me.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. I ready for normal again!

    Liked by 2 people

    • atimetoshare.me says:

      Me too. It started snowing again an hour ago and all I could say was, “seriously?”

      Liked by 2 people

      • It snowed off and on here all day, and I live in New Mexico. Saturday the temperature here was 80 degrees, but Monday never got above freezing.

        These days are so weird.

        Liked by 1 person

      • atimetoshare.me says:

        Same with us. April is notoriously unpredictable here too. It just adds to the weirdness.

        Liked by 1 person

      • It does! And when I saw in the news about the 34 tornadoes that hit in the southern part of our country on Easter Sunday, killing and destroying hundreds of homes and other structures — one tornado had 200 mph winds and traveled for almost 100 miles! — I can’t even imagine how stressed the people who lived through that must be right now, especially those who lost loved ones and those who now have no home. Tornados, on top of the pandemic?! Wow.

        I keep thinking of what the military called a war campaign years ago: “Shock and Awe”. Our world is definitely being shaken. And only those who have a firm foundation can possibly stand.

        Liked by 1 person

      • atimetoshare.me says:

        I know that my Redeemer lives and without that knowledge we’d be lost. Fear can be a great enemy if we don’t turn to God first.

        Liked by 1 person

Comments are closed.