From: Mary Zimmerman
Easter is, or should be, a time of great joy. We experience the joy of the Resurrection. Jesus coming forth from the tomb, the victory over death. Take time right here to see through your eyes of faith to destroy any spiritual blindness you may encounter. Oh death, where is your sting? It just melts away if we can look beyond losing our physical bodies momentarily, well a bit longer than three days, but I guess we wonít really notice all that much as our spiritual dance around discovering the realms (joy) of heaven, meeting all the saints, angels, and our loved ones as well as the Big Guy Himself, God, the Heavenly Father we talked (prayed) to while on earth, and Mary as well, our Heavenly Mother, at last in the presence of our Heavenly King and Queen. Thatís as good as it gets, wouldnít you say? Our struggles and strife are past, our suffering turned into joy.
We get acquainted, learn all we can about the Man Upstairs, while in the world, which isnít all that difficult as He lived upon this earth for 33 years with many of His friends who wrote many stories and miracles about His life which gives us directions to follow in His path. No, that path wonít be a bed of roses but God does want us to take the time to smell the roses (notice the joys of life). Yes, there will be suffering. Why would or should we expect better than God Himself had. In fact, He invites us, even commands us, to take up our crosses daily and follow Him - for I am the way, the truth and the life, He says.
Let us count our daily blessings, most especially those Easter has to offer.
Wishing you all a most happy and blessed Easter. May the risen Christ live in your hearts and souls for all eternity.