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R5F – Easter

1. As a child, I was deeply conflicted that we called this day “Good” Friday.  I learned in Sunday School lessons what they did to Him.  How was that good?  It was years before I could disassociate chocolate eggs & ham dinner from suffering.

2.   I’m off work today. Yep, up early with no alarm, coffee sipped, laundry done, chores started.  Birds are singing, the sun is shining and I am luxuriating in the day.

3. Grands are coming tomorrow, and so is Great-Grandpa. We’ll have 4 generations together.  Chocolate eggs, ham dinner, no suffering.

Mr. Bun Bun visits the family across the street every Easter; here's our grandson being overwhelmed at the meeting!  2010

Mr. Bun Bun visits the family across the street every Easter; here’s our grandson being overwhelmed at the meeting him in 2010

4.  Cleaning the house is simply more enjoyable with tunes.    I don’t mind scrubbing bathrooms and wiping down counter-tops when I’ve got Elvis, The Bee Gees, Al Green and Journey to accompany me!

So true!

Isn’t that the truth?  Google.images

5. Being home today allows me time to prep for tomorrow. But that’s not all. It’s an opportunity to step away and to reflect on the significance of this weekend.  To swing between the sorrow of the sacrifice and the joy of the gift.

John 3:16  For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life

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14 thoughts on “R5F – Easter

  1. So true….today and tomorrow are days of solemn thankfulness, sorrow and gratitude.
    R

  2. All so true, MJ. I’m having a morning similiar to yours, except the sun is struggling to come out from behind the clouds here. Happy Easter weekend to you and yours.

    • It was a good weekend -sunny and mild. Everyone enjoyed the light breeze and sunshine. Not all plans went as hoped (no grand kids this time 😦 ) but it was still good. There will be other times, and their Easter Baskets went home with their Dad. Happy Monday,
      MJ

  3. Sounds like a glorious weekend! Love the saying about music. It’s so true. It’s the memories that get kicked up that make you love or hate a song.

    • I agree; certain songs take me back to being a high school girl and others bring me home to dancing with my Dad at a local wedding reception 🙂

      Cheers! MJ

  4. Happy Easter MJ…I relate to your words very much so. Growing up I also learned the story of what happened on Good Friday…and like you I thought and wondered what the good is….eventually Jesus took my hand and explained it better. I can not imagine my life without God:) Thank you for sharing your beautiful heartfelt words and your heart with us:) Enjoy the family all around this weekend…that would be awesome.
    Love n Hugs,
    HRCG

    • Hi HRCG, I understand it now but it sure was confusing when I was little 🙂
      it clouded up here and was a bit stormy mid-day Friday. Spooky actually!
      MJ

  5. Ah, yes, someone was just asking yesterday what was good about Good Friday. I didn’t go into the theology of it all, but I love your final thought here–the joy of the gift. Interestingly, Good Friday is a HUGE deal here–stores closed, families gathered, etc. In fact, the entire Easter weekend is nothing like it is in the US. Happy Easter, my friend.

    Hugs from Ecuador,
    Kathy

    • I can imagine it might be a bigger deal there than here where Easter has become so commercialized. We celebrated Saturday so I was out yesterday afternoon and I did take pride in all of the businesses that were closed. Well done, I thought 🙂

      MJ

  6. Happy Easter, MJ!

  7. Hope you’ve had a wonderful and blessed Easter weekend, MJ.

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