Titus 3:5 ~ He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of His mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit.
I love old postcards. I scoured the net for them this morning and came across a bunch of really neat ones. This one was my favorite (due to the bumble bee – of course – and the terrified rabbit). You might laugh at the irony, but I am deathly afraid of bumble-bees and wasps. Any flying, stinging insect getting too close to me will throw me into panic (which is why I had to laugh out loud at this poor bunny’s posture in the postcard).
Spritti-Bee is afraid of bees. I do like them a lot, however. I think they are cute and fuzzy and love their buzzing. I also love the flowers they pollinate. I just don’t want them ON me – if you catch my drift.
Back to Easter…
I wanted to send this wish to you and yours for a wonderful Resurrection Day. This holiday is the one that all the world rests on for me. If it weren’t for today, my life would be a dark and dreary place. I am so thankful for my savior and Lord. I hope and pray that you know Him and know how much He loves you. This day is not about Easter Eggs and bunnies (like a lot of the mainstream media in America likes to portray). We don’t really do the secular Easter scene at our house. We may get dressed up in Easter clothes and go to Easter service at church… We may dye Easter eggs and make Easter cookies… We may eat Easter chocolates and jelly beans… but the biggest part of our day is a feeling of thankfulness for the freedom we have in Christ… for the joy He gives our lives… for the honor it is to be forgiven and loved by the Creator of the Universe. Easter is about our re-birth into God’s Kingdom. It is the transition from darkness and sin – to light and eternity. Easter is the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus that guarantees our own resurrection if we abide in Him.
May each and every precious soul that reads this post today be written in the Lamb’s Book of Life. May your Easter not only be filled with sunshine, spring, and beauty… but also with forgiveness, hope, and a promise of eternal life. This is my hope for you on Easter 2007 (and forevermore).