Sorry to disappoint, but I don't have Easter pics up yet! They have to be uploaded to the laptop and then emailed to me and then uploaded...you get the picture (no pun intended). But hopefully it will happen soon! For the record, my children were beautiful (they get it from their Daddy).
I'm hoping you had a wonderful Easter. Ours was a little...well dampened by prior events of the week. Well I'm gonna just say it. It was the week from Hades. No, really. It was.
I remember last Easter, how heavily his suffering weighed on my heart, the awe I felt at the realization that He did it all for me. FOR ME. For us. How unworthy we all are. Last year I meditated and praised and really felt Easter. This year I stumbled to church and pushed myself into worship mode and felt really guilty about my state of distraction. But you know what? He blessed me anyway. I barely got my heavy hands lifted in the air, and there He was, ready to bless me and renew me. He washed away all the dust and debris from the week of destruction and reminded me that his mercies are new every morning. On a day that should have been all about HIM, He reached down and helped ME. How could I not serve a God like that?
Because He lives, I can face tomorrow
Because He lives, all fear is gone
Because I know He holds the future
My life is worth the living just because He lives!
Whatever the state of events for your life, rest in the hope that He arose, and made all things new, and He can likewise renew you in the midst of your storm.