Easter Musings

Mar 23, 2008 by

Christ, the Lord, is risen today, Alleluia!
Sons of men and angels say, Alleluia!
Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia!
Sing, ye heavens, and earth, reply, Alleluia!

On this Easter Sunday, my heart is filled. I have friends who are suffering. A friend’s 21-year old son killed in a car accident. A beloved friend in surgery just this morning for a brain tumor. Another fighting a brave fight against Stage 4 colon cancer.

I have friends who are rejoicing. A young woman anticipates the birth of her first child. Another couple ponders adoption. My own children are healthy, happy, and productive.

Even after rethinking most of my belief system, I do still have a great love and devotion to Jesus. I believe his mission on earth was something we can’t fully understand at this point. I do know that I feel his love and his hand in my life. I also believe, that part of his mission is to give each of us hope, that life doesn’t end here, that we will reunite with our loved ones, and that peace can come to us, regardless of what we are enduring.

My Easter is being spent in gratitude for what I have, and in supplication for those who are suffering. As Linda said to me this morning, “I feel like I could spend my entire day in prayer for others.” And so I will. And I will walk outside in the spring sun, laugh with my children, and rejoice that there is a God in heaven and that I am blessed.

Alleluia!

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  1. Amen to that. I can relate to a heart full of both joy and sadness.

    I was looking for your e-mail address so that I could ask you a question about the badge you made for Jeni but I can’t find it. Could you e-mail me when you have a chance?

    Happy Easter.

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