I have so much going on in my life right now, I just realized this week that I’m losing my focus! With the two funerals last week (on the same day, no less!), wedding stuff to be done, and parents to be cared for, the fact that this Sunday is Resurrection Day has been way down on my list! So yesterday I committed to putting my eyes back on Jesus, and really focusing on what this week in history means to me and to all of us as Believers. That doesn’t mean I’ve canceled all other events in my life. I’m just trying to use what time I can to think about Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection. It has been hard at times, but I believe He will help me, and I will be prepared for congregational worship this Sunday.
A few years ago, I went to the theater to see “The Passion of the Christ”. Normally I don’t watch those things – I was raised by a man who has very definite ideas against people portraying God or Jesus, so some of that leaked out to me! But I truly felt led to go see that movie at that time. I needed a reminder of the horror of the Cross. And God gave that to me through that movie – I was deeply convicted about my blase’ attitude toward Christ’s death.
This year, the cares of my life have clouded the glory of Christ’s resurrection. By “cares” I don’t necessarily mean bad/sad/hard things. I just mean all the stuff that makes up my life right now. So, rather than leading me to view a poignant movie, the Lord is leading me to “Be still, and know that He is God.” I think this is much harder! But I am trusting Him to get me there!
I will have lots to post about soon – bridal portraits, Little League, and beautiful granddaughters! But today, I’m just going to Be Still…
God bless your day!