He is Risen! He is Risen, Indeed!
Wait a minute. That was last week, wasn’t it? You might be thinking I’m a little confused, but I promise you I’m not. Last Sunday, all Christians around the world gathered to celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus and the incredible gift of forgiveness and eternal life he offers to all people everywhere through his loving act of grace on the cross. Many of us gathered in flowery sanctuaries to sing and praise His name for an hour and left with the church bells still ringing in our ears as we headed to the house to be with family. At some point during the day, children ran around their homes or their yards looking for the hidden Easter candy and presents and then gorged themselves on the chocolate bunny and jelly beans from their Easter baskets while mom cooked dinner. But this is the Friday after and life is back to normal now, even for those employed by the church. So why did I start today’s blog with the traditional Easter greeting?
When I saw her on Tuesday for lunch, she again, excitedly reached into her lunch box and pulled out a couple of the chocolate coins to show me. The gleam in her eye sparkled just as brightly as it had on Sunday. I asked her if she had eaten her chocolate bunny yet and she told me she had only a couple of bites. I had to smile. I knew that she was savoring every bit of this incredible gift – one she thought she would never be able to have and now is hers to devour.
About the pictures:
Phipps Conservatory (2009)