Sunday, April 12, 2009
HE IS RISEN!
Orange Mint in the kitchen window, what a delightful fragrance!
Lunch will be in the carport.
Like the "Easter Grass? Can you tell what it is?
No? You'd have to be a knowledgeable horticulturist to get it right.
Maybe I should let you guess a little, go ahead knock yourselves out.
Betcha can't do it.
How do you like our dining room? It is 2 work horses and a piece of plywood with a king size quilt on it and then another quilted table cloth that has been spilled on plenty, kiddie cornered. It was supposed to rain. We did manage to eat dinner outside and just as we went in the rain came down in torrents.
We had a new family over today from Washington state. They are in the coffee roasting business. They brought their espresso machine over and a carrot cake. We had lattes made from freshly roasted beans for desert. I thought the rapture had happened. I am so easy to please really I am. Just make the perfect setting with great food, good company, and divine coffee with desert.
I cannot fail to mention that this Sunday is also the best day of the year for a believer. If Jesus had not raised from the dead then we of all men would be the most pitiful, and our sins would not be forgiven. But He did rise. He is ALIVE and coming again soon. We know He lives because we have experienced Him in our lives. He was seen by more than 500 witnesses. Rumors of feigned death? Ridiculous, Roman soldiers were in the business of killing. Anyone who has seen death often knows it when they see it. I see it, being sick and being dead are whole worlds apart.
Blood and water spilled from his side, a drink offering poured out, that none of us would ever thirst again for the relief we need. We thirst to be filled, to be whole, to be healed, to be cleansed, to be connected. Connected
to the living resurrected Christ.
He is risen indeed!