Easter Rehash

Wouldn’t it be nice if Easter was all pretty?
If everything looked exactly perfect?

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Like these boys, they are look so sharp. Ties, bright smiles and happy hearts!

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But on the original Easter weekend,

everything seemed to go horribly wrong.

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The Jews’ Savior was crucified.

And I bet the post-death environment was quite heavy.

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But then the impossible happened.

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On Sunday morning, Jesus rose again!

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He didn’t reveal himself to astute rabbis or Caesar.

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He first shows Himself to women

and then to close friends.

Simple, normal, joe-schmo people.

The ones who forget to put shoes on their kids.

The ones who spill food on the floor.

The ones who…you fill in the blank.

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Your season of Easter may not have been perfect.

Mine wasn’t.

We actually didn’t do any

(ANY)

Easter crafts or projects or readings.

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The day before Easter, we read the somber and most wonderful story from the Bible.

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Our family may not match.

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We may not wear trendy clothes.

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We may not have high-quality photos.

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We don’t grasp the full weight of His death and resurrection.

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But we do look for the eternal hope.

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Clearly our family history is a little unordinary.

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But reading the Scriptures leave us with little doubt.

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Our treasures are in heaven.

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And no matter how messy,

disorganized,

chaotic,

 discouraging life is,

we put our trust in hope

in a Savior who rose from the dead

to give us LIFE.

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And so we clench that Hope and Life!

Happy Belated Resurrection Day!

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