Saturday, April 3, 2010
A little over a week ago, hubby called to say he had a few days off.
"Wanna go home?"
"Sure! When would we leave?"
"Crazy Hubby say what?!"
So after a laundry washing, house cleaning, suitcase packing all nighter, we headed out at about 5:30 AM. Arkansas here we come!
Now, normally packing for a trip like this wouldn't be a big deal. But we had already booked a family vacation in Colonial Williamsburg for the following week and if I wanted to see mom and Paddy before Christmas, this was it! No problem. Pack for a week in Arkansas, come home to Florida for 24 hrs. to re-pack for Virginia and hit the road again. How hard could it be? Oi! The spirit is willing, but the body needs coffee!
And then, of course, there's Easter.
Sitting for hours in 'Yukon Cornelious' on interstate 95 is not my favorite way to spend Easter. The ideal Easter to me is a sunrise service and breakfast with the church family followed by morning worship. I'm a traditionalist that way! Lunch with the parents would follow. Then, I just like to be quiet and think. I know everyone talks about resolutions and life changes on New Years Day, but I prefer to do my meditating on Easter. It seems to be the best time for me as a christian to take stock of my life. Where I am, where I'm going, decisions I've made, or haven't made and the consequences that followed. Am I truly living my life every day for the One who gave His life for me? Is His sacrifice as real to me today as the first time I felt the quickening in my heart? Do I live for the temporal or the eternal? I don't always like the answers I give myself, but I always learn from the questions. And I enjoy the quiet time with the Lord.
I hope to have plenty of 'God' time this week. Williamsburg is a beautiful place in the spring. Gardens abound and everything is in bloom. It's impossible not to see His touch everywhere you look. What an awesome God!
Happy Easter everyone!
He is Risen!!!