Easter Week Reflections
 
We have begun our Easter celebrations- starting today- Palm Sunday.
So- I am getting in the groove toward creating a meaningful and special holiday.
 
In the Spring, after cold, dormant winter-
life springs forth. 
Daffodils, tulips, crocus-
they spring forth from a bulb- buried
deep
held deep
deep down
within the ground
and there is nothing
in the appearance of the bulb
to convince
of the beauty held within-
the beauty that will shine
against the
background of cold winter
as it fades into Spring.
 
For me, this is so symbolic
of the
quickening life
found in
Jesus Christ.
 
The power of His resurrection.
 
There was nothing in his appearance:
Isaiah 53:
 
 2 He grew up before him like a tender shoot,
       and like a root out of dry ground.
       He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, 
   
    nothing in his appearance that we should desire him
 
and the beauty
of what He accomplished
through
that dying…
and
rising
is a glory
shining bright
against stark
background of
sin, fallen man, corrupting world… 
landscape.
 
Jesus is our hope.
 
Like the
promise of Spring
after
winter…
Like the life
that springs forth in beauty
from
ugly, dead-looking
bulb.
 
He is the Awakening in
hearts and lives
a small shadow
which
I see in part
as I watch
the awakening across
our land.
Brilliant colors and verdant
greens
rising.
 
Life is
found
in Him.
 
2 Corinthians 5
17Therefore, if anyone is(Y) in Christ, he is(Z) a new creation.[b](AA) The old has passed away; behold, the new has come!
 
During Easter, our family celebrates that the new has truly come!
The New Covenant… new life in Christ,
the indistinguishable light!
 
 
For our Easter Week-
We put up the Rembrandt art prints.
We are enjoying Resurrection Eggs,
with Benjamin’s Box and
He is Alive by Helen Haidle (beautiful, wonderful book!).
 
I am attempting hot cross buns for Good Friday- without the currants…
We are having Resurrection Buns for Easter Morning.
I am hoping to fill some of our home with spring flowers for this special
weekend.
We will have a special meal and are giving the children
chocolate and gifts to nurture their faith.
 
We will be making crafts from Oriental trading Company this week, too.
 
 
 
 May everyone who comes this way have a blessed and rejoicing Easter-
~Grace todayRebecca