Saturday, April 19, 2014

OH, The Wonderful Cross

As I sit here tonight on this Holy Saturday night, I feel exhausted. It has been a very long day.
We had our "Easter Celebration" at church this morning.
Even with the rain, it was a success.  

Once we finally got home from there, I went into cooking mode.
I began the dishes I am preparing for lunch with my in-laws tomorrow.
And the girls helped me get  butterflies made to hand out to the kids tomorrow morning as a symbol of the New Life that Christ offers each of us.

We then took a little time to dye Easter Eggs.
Ken talked to the kids about how the tradition of dying Easter Eggs goes back to the thirteenth century.  Some say that it started because people would give up eating eggs for Lent, so they would decorate them to eat on Easter. I don't know how historically correct that is but it is a good story for sure.  

I just got the kids in bed and have a little time to just sit.
As I sit, I'm thinking about Jesus and what He might have been doing on the Holy Saturday after he was crucified.  I wonder if he was talking to the saints who had gone before.
I wonder if he was looking forward to see all of us -- the one's he had just given his life for. And I wonder if he was thinking how much He loves us all.
None of that has any basis whatsoever in the Bible, but I just wonder.  

Thinking on these things turned my thoughts to this song.
These words in particular --

Love so amazing, so divine.
Demands my soul, my life, my all.


I'm ashamed to say that while I do believe those words, I don't live as if I do on a regular basis.
My prayer tonight, as I ponder on Jesus and the cross and wait for the resurrection of Easter is that He will lead me to live my life in a way that makes those words true of me.  That I offer Him my entire soul, my entire life. My entire all.

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