"I am come that they might have life. And that they might have it more abundantly." John 10:10
God gave us life so that we could experience abundant joy. We cheat ourselves when we don't commit to that. I am as guilty of allowing things to zap my joy as much as anyone. I lose my patience, get angry at my spouse (like really angry...), experience road rage (or at least road annoyance). In a word, every day of my life I am trying yet still fall short of the glory of God.
What I can say is despite my failures, I constantly strive to achieve experience that joy. It seems like when I forget, there is a holiday to remind me. Holidays matter. They are a time to convene with family, eat great food and to have our spirits renewed. Your family is where you experience God's love most acutely. As you enjoy your Easter dinner, take a moment to breathe it all in and recognize that you are experiencing something sacred.
"Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake, has forgiven you." Ephesians 4:32
Easter is About Love
And what better holiday than Easter to remind all of us of God's promises and forgiveness. As it said in a book I read to my kids this week, Easter is about love. So, on this Good Friday, I am reminded of the Lord's great sacrifice that demonstrates His profound love for us. Also, since this year, Easter and Passover overlap, this has been the holiest of weeks.
So, enjoy your family. Embrace them and the joy. And above all, be renewed. Happy Easter!!!
- Celebrating Easter as a Family! #Easter: Easter Sunday Holidays are the times to build great family memories! I used to wonder why holidays mattered, but now I get it. L...
- Easter Traditions: Here is how we celebrate Easter.
- Greensburg Easter Egg Hunt returns Saturday with 20,000 eggs (triblive.com)
- Serene family Easter Picnic at Grande Provence in Franschhoek (mypr.co.za)
- Easter 2018: Post Office opening hours - Is YOUR local branch open over Easter weekend? (express.co.uk)
- Easter Sunday: Ideas To Make Your Easter Egg Hunt Unique (ltdcommodities.com)
- Watch John Legend as Jesus in First 'Jesus Christ Superstar Live!' Promo (aceshowbiz.com)