Good Morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is the day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! When I stepped outside this morning, the air was cool, but clear and no wind! Now the sun is shining and the weather is warning up and all is good!
Yesterday , when I drove into the Park, a large black gator was posing on the bank for people taking photos. He had his mouth open, looking dangerous, and a great blue heron was a few feet away, calmly looking down at the water, for his lunch. No doubt it had one eye on the gator! I was surprised so many people were out on such a windy day! I found it hard to walk against the wind, so today's calm is a blessing. God is good!
This quote is from Hymns For the Family of God. I thought it appropriate for this coming Sunday:
Some years ago a newspaper editor telephoned and asked me to tell in a few words what Easter means to me. My testimony was this: Easter means Christ to me. It means Christ in His kingly splendor, Christ in His serene glory, Christ in His gracious condescension. This is because Easter is the return of Christ from inflicted violence, from induced death, from imprisonment in a tomb. Easter is Christ triumphant over all that sin and death and man could do to Him. Easter means Christ.
And where Christ goes, drama goes. For it is impossible to look anywhere in the Gospels and fail to find something powerful happening. This is because Christ is Himself the Gospel and He is life, abundant life,and His life means action, pilgrimage, arrival.
Easter means life. Christ defeated death in order that life in Him might always live. And it is life that we want, life in Christ. Whether we put it in words or not, our constant thought is "Life, more life, always more and more life." We want life in ourselves, in our loved ones, in our friends, the kind of life that cannot be diminished, the kind if life that always expands. Easter is Christ's victory over all that would restrict, deny and strangle life. "For to me to live is Christ." That is Easter.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,