Celebrate Easter with Your Family & Mine

And he departed from our sight that we might return to our heart,  and there find Him.  For He departed, and behold, He is here.  ~ St Augustine

Easter is the most joyous and triumphant holiday in Christendom. Jesus’ sacrifice gave us our opportunity to be adopted into the Kingdom of God.

You may know that both my parents are deceased. And I never had any grandparents. (Well, I did, but they were gone before I came along.) It was disconcerting to realize that, at my age, I was suddenly an orphan. I’m am now the oldest of this next generation. Weird!

I have to admit it felt strange – and sad, to know that I could no longer ask Mom for advice and support. And I had to spend some time meditating the truth that God is my Father. I am not alone.

Easter reminds us of the sacrifice God made when He cut Himself off from His only son, Jesus. And the sacrifice Jesus made to redeem you and me.

This is not, by the way, a downer. It’s the joyous knowledge that God loves me – and YOU – to the Nth degree! More than we can imagine. More than we can ever repay. With so much love that we can NEVER use it up or wear it out!

Sign Halleluiah! Christ the Lord is risen, and he brought us with Him. We will never be alone again.

While you’re coloring eggs and eating chocolate, take time this weekend to tell your parents (and anyone else you can think of!) how much you love and appreciate them.

If you have a good relationship,  be grateful ~ and find more ways to spend time together. 

If your relationships are strained, find SOMETHING to be grateful for. Saying it aloud (to them) can start to bring healing.

Ali Brown (Secret Millionaire) admitted on national TV a couple weeks ago that she should have made more time for her dad before he died.

Don’t let regret cloud your memories. Share your love, understanding, patience and time with those you love. Give them your best. After all, that’s what God gave you.

God bless you and give you peace, joy and abundance. Jesus paid for it! So take it – it’s yours.

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