It’s Friday morning. The morning of Good Friday. Rain is gently falling, a tangible message from God to slow down. Even so, my to do list is cluttered!
- The car is due for an oil change and new windshield wipers. (I can thank God for washing it!)
- I hope to leave on a short trip after the Easter worship service, so I should pack and get everything at home in order (a.k.a do laundry so I have something to pack!)
- The dog could use a bath and
- My son could use a new pair of running shoes, and
- What about Easter dinner?? (Guess I’ll grab a salad and one of those beautifully iced spring cookies at Panera…)
- There are cards to write,
- Bills to pay (yikes!–TAXES!), and
- Empty Easter baskets to fill. (If I could only remember where I stashed the Easter candy I bought weeks ago…)
I’M NOT READY FOR EASTER! How about you?
For a moment, forget the oil changes and dog baths, the dinners and bills–whatever’s on your to-do list. Let’s think about filling our hearts rather than Easter baskets. Let’s get ready. Easter morning’s almost here.
The rain still falls, so gentle, The maple tree is covered in tiny red flowers, so surprising. Masses of yellow daffodils bloom across the street, so bright on a gray day. I hear birds singing as if to call out, “God is good, good, good, good.” The cross on my door reminds me of our Savior, Jesus Christ, so submissive to the Father’s will and so full of love for each and every one of us. “I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge–that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.” (Ephesians 3:17-19)
Easter morning’s almost here!
Empty baskets will be filled with eggs and candy.
Empty hearts will be filled by an empty tomb!