Happy Easter friends! What a day to celebrate He is Risen, He is Risen Indeed! This is a day of celebration for those of us who know Christ as our Lord and Savior.
Last night as I was scrolling through Instagram I saw this from Ann Voskamp and wow is it good!
“For you. For all your regrets and for all your impossibles, for all that will never be and for all that once was.
For all that you can’t make right and for all that you got wrong, for all your Judas failures and your Peter denials and your Lazurus griefs.
I offer to take the nails, the sharp edge of everything and offer you Myself because I want to take you, you in your wild grief, you in your anger, and your disappointments and your wounds and your not-yet-there you, you, just as you are, not some improved version of you, but you.
I came for you, to hold you, to carry you, to literally save you.”
And that my friends is my Jesus.
Last night we had dinner with Janet and my sweet Daddy. It was cold and wet outside, but he wanted to show me his garden, and I don’t want to miss these moments with him.
I’m always emotional around Easter because I miss my Mom. I know many of you will understand because you too have lost someone you love dearly.
There’s so much I want to tell her……Here are some of the things I want her to know.
Mom, Daddy takes such good care of all of us just like you would want him to do. He is living out the legacy that you left. He loves Jesus, and he loves his family.
You would also be so proud of your grandchildren. They’re each excelling in all they’re doing. Most importantly, they will all be in church this morning celebrating our Risen Savior. I know that would make you so happy!
Mom, your children are doing well too. We are close, and we love each other fiercely. We have had some bumps in the road since you left us, but we have all come out of them stronger. God is so good!
Wayne and I are not in full-time ministry anymore, and while I know that would make you sad, I also know you would understand.
What I wish more than anything is that you could see my two grandchildren. Mom, they’re adorable, and I hope I’m half the grandmother to them that you were to my children.
I hope you know how much we miss you!! There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t wish I could pick the phone up and call you.
Thank you for the legacy that you left us……an unwavering faith in Jesus Christ.
Happy Easter Mom. I love you.
Is there someone you’re missing this Easter? I’m praying for you today!
Have a blessed day!
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