We're having some friends over tonight for dessert and coffee and wanted to get our yard work done early so I could make dessert, straighten the house and still have energy left to enjoy their company. The yard work isn't nearly finished but at least we've gotten a good start. Hubby even got the garden tilled again. It's still a little too wet but with this tilling it should allow it to dry out and we will be able to plant our early vegetables this week. Oh I just can't wait!!
Tomorrow is Easter Sunday, a day in celebration of Jesus Christ's resurrection. I can't help but wonder what it was like all those years ago when they crucified my Lord. Having just gone through an intense amount of grief in my own life I wonder not only of the pain and grief Jesus felt but of the grief and pain the Father felt as well. My grief was almost more than I could bear so I just shake my head and hold my tears back envisioning it all in my mind. Imagine the grief and loneliness that Jesus felt when his Father turned his face from him -- and the grief his Father must have felt in having to give his only begotten in such a horrible way, to restore our fellowship with him due to our own sin. I am not even going to pretend that I could bear that grief - I couldn't have and wouldn't have. I have a hard time just remembering that this life is not all there is!!!
My Faith runs deep and every day it grows stronger, even though my life feels as though it's been dealt fairly heavy blows here lately. I only have to look to the love of the Father which shames me in my own eyes, but shows me forgiveness and lifts me up - higher than I will EVER deserve. I can't even imagine that much love!