>> Monday, April 09, 2012
Where were you for Easter and what did you learn this year? I was coming back from Spring Break vacation when I explained to my son that it was Easter. My youngest asked questions and my oldest answered stating it was about bunnies and eggs. I was surprised at his answer as I thought he knew it was considered the day Jesus died.
My youngest was surprised at my answer and said, "But he's not dead (anymore). I thought he was alive?" And then I had been enlightened by my children, yet again. Almost a reminder, that we celebrate his life and death which is so one dimensional because that's a reflection for what happens to us. We forget he lived, died and then lives again. Ironic to others who do not believe but absolutely amazing to us who believe.
For if he lives, why do I walk around and live as though he is dead? Why do I have negative or defeating attitudes at work? Why do I not take chances that are good choices to take me to the next level in life? Why do I second guess myself? Why do I have low expectations? Why do I not believe in change of situation, health, wealth and relationships?
If I believed Jesus is currently alive, my actions would be so much different, hopeful and even rejuvenant. By the way I was going, I might as well have believed in the Easter Bunny as I forgot and was missing the whole point. Understanding he is alive puts him in the present, back in the spotlight and replacing me, taking on my burdens, so that I am not doing everything alone. He feels closer although I made him far away in my thinking and independence. I feel heard when I speak to him and "intuned".
It's so funny how I was teaching the meaning of Easter to my little ones and I myself received the lesson from them. Don't you love when that happens?