Thursday, April 21, 2011
Tonight, our family will attend a beautiful and moving Easter service at church. The choir will sing melodies that make us dig deep into our hearts as we recall the Scripture that describes the Last Supper. We will strip the alter of the sacraments and file silently out the door as we remember what Christ went through after the Passover meal because of His love for us: the betrayal, the disciples who could not keep watch, the soldiers who arrested Him, the floggings and beatings. Friday night, we will again be reminded of all that Jesus suffered as we sing songs and see portions of the movie, "The Passion of Christ." Two nights that truly touch the hearts of Christians as we wait in expectation of Easter Sunday.
The cute bowl of colorful M-n-M's reminds us of the Easter holiday that is full of bright and colorful eggs and new clothes for church and fun egg hunts. There is nothing wrong with those things as long as you hold onto the Truth. If you really know your Easter story, I believe that the true color was black. It represented the darkness and all that was not holy on that Thursday and Friday. Everything changed after three days, but during that time frame....well, you know what happened. Read Matthew 26-28 when you have time to remind yourself of God's perfect plan for our salvation. We need to keep our hearts focused on the true meaning of Easter, just as we do at Christmas.
The new life that Christ gives to His own when we give our hearts to Him is beyond me. I just love my Savior! Praying that all of you have a blessed Easter and will take the time to sit at His feet and experience His Presence. What are your plans this week as you remember this story that promises us a hope and a future?