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Happy Easter: Love Always Has the Final Say!
April 10, 2020
What a mess! Not sure about you, but I wanted to be in church on Easter. With all this craziness, that is not going to happen this year! I have been trying to figure out how to celebrate Easter. We usually have a big gathering at my house with lots of family and friends, but I guess this year it will be a quiet Easter with just me and Charlie, not even the boys!
It’s hard to get excited about meal prepping with just the two of us, so I thought I would do something a little different with the blog this week. A friend shared this with me, and I thought it would be a good message to share with you, especially with all that is going on in our world.
Love always has the final say: By Lauryn Ashworth
The very first Easter was not in a crowded worship space with singing and praising. On the first Easter, the disciples were locked in their house. It was dangerous for them to come out. They were afraid. They wanted to believe the good news they heard from the women, that Jesus had risen. But it seemed too good to be true. They were living in a time of such despair and such fear. If they left their homes their lives and the lives of their loved ones might be at risk. Could a miracle really have happened? Could life really have won over death? Could this time of terror and fear really be to coming to an end?
Alone in their homes, they dared to believe that hope was possible, that the long night was over and morning had broken, that God’s love was the most powerful of all, even though it didn’t seem quite real yet. Eventually, they were able to leave their homes, when the fear and danger had subsided, they went around celebrating ad spreading the good news that Jesus rose and love was the most powerful force on the earth.
This year, we might get to experience a taste of what that first Easter was like, still in our homes daring to believe that hope is on the horizon. Then, after a while, when it is safe for all people when it is the most loving choice, we will come out, gathering together, singing and shouting the good news that God brings life event out of death, that love always has the final say!
Alleluia Christ is Risen Indeed!!!
Happy Easter! And all my Best--