Easter Eggs: A time to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. A time where life and death both played their roles, except death is defeated. It’s a time, aside from the serious meaning, that will forever be pastel colored and candy coated; a staple point of my childhood filled with Easter baskets and egg hunts. It’s a time that I didn’t always appreciate as a child and a time that, even now as a grown woman, I could always treat with more consideration.
Easter Amends: Easter Sunday was difficult, mostly because I got into an argument with my dad over work (FYI: It’s never right to argue with your parents). And, well, Easter turned from a celebration to being treated as though it was any ol’ day; when in fact it’s a special day. Unfortunately and fortunately, life is constant and happening all around us…heck, we are life; evolving, experiencing bouts of spring and summer and fall and winter, living, and dying. And as much as we sometimes want to curl up on the floor and wish life away, we’re here and alive. That means that even with the best plans, life still gets in the way; it’s up to us to adapt and overcome. I hope my next Easter is better and that I treat it with the love that I actually feel for my Savior.
Food: My mom made ham with a guava jam glaze, a mustard and mayonnaise dipping dipping sauce for the ham, rustic potato au gratin, jellied cranberry slices, and asparagus. The food was amazing and I swear it was the best au gratin!
Parting Thoughts: Imagine a Father who loves us in a completely non-calculating way, who would not deny that He is the Son of God even though the sentence was death, who rose from the dead and continues to love us even though we get into ridiculous arguments or treat Easter like it’s ordinary. That’s Jesus. His love has no boundaries and it’s extended to all, for all.