Can't believe I haven't posted in over a week! The days have really been flying by! This weekend was Easter and I spent Saturday and Sunday working on different projects at home, mostly cleaning and cooking, washing clothes, folding clothes, hanging clothes, and then Neil and I working in the yard after Easter dinner at my parent's house. We got the immediate family together for church, pictures and Sunday lunch. Then we all went our separate ways. Neil and I really got to spend some quality time with each other just talking, hanging out, and working together.
This year we have been unable to get around to our annual tradition of egg dying. I have the eggs hard-boiled but it seems Neil is putting it off. He keeps reminding me that he has won our contest 4 of the last 6 years but for some reason he is chicken! Our plan is to dye them tomorrow and I will put the finished product pictures on for voting!…and no it's not too late to be dying them!!! silly!
Of course Easter is the time of year for us to remember that Christ died and ROSE again for us! Someone reminded me today that not only did he DIE, He was tortured but above all He allowed Himself to be tortured and killed. We know that all of the ridicule and punishment that He endured was because He chose to allow it. Imagine that…He had to constantly choose to remain in that situation, endure that pain with YOU and I on His mind. He would have done it if You were the only one, but He offers salvation to everyone. I want to live in a way that will bring glory and honor to that sacrifice. I am so glad that I serve a RISEN Savior!
You have searched me, Lord, and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise: you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord, know it completely…For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made…Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. Psalm 139:1-3,13,16