It always happens doesn’t it? We are cruising along the highway of life. Something happens, a loved one falls ill, an accident happens or a tragedy. We don’t expect it, we can not foresee it and we never want it. We have to adjust, adapt and move forward because there is not a rewind button.
The excitement of Holy Week rushed by. And now I am finding myself standing in the pool of exhilaration like when you go down one of those big water slides! It is Easter time!
Easter (FYI – the resurrection of Jesus) doesn’t end on Easter Sunday. Jesus shows Himself multiple times to many different people (One of the many reasons that the christian faith is so strong is the fact that many people testified to this fact and not only was it recorded in many letters (aka the Bible), but it also had to be passed down, verbally, to many more friends and family. Which makes up our deposit of faith.) One of my favorites is on the road to Emmaus (Luke 24) when Jesus comes upon two men walking home from Jerusalem, three days after Jesus was crucified. He walked and talked with them. He explained to them why He had to be crucified. They were amazed. They wanted more. Later that day as they were about to dine with Him I think they were astute enough to ask Him to say a blessing before breaking the bread. And Jesus “took the bread, blessed it, broke it and gave it to them” , their eyes were opened and then Jesus vanished.
This year during Easter time, let us be willing to open our eyes, our minds, our hearts and recognize Jesus in our lives. Now Jesus can appear in many ways such as; movies, music, children, animals, scenery, sports, work or even old family pictures. The funny thing is if you seek Him, you are more likely to find Him!