Saturday, April 11th, 2020
Photo-a-Day Challenge Word for today is: WAIT
When I read the word for today, my mind filled with lots of things related to waiting. The video I posted is from a minor accident I was in this past winter. If you look closely, the clock shows 6:13. It was early one morning and I was driving to pick up my aunt for a doctors appointment. I was only about 5 miles from her house when I slid into a small ditch. I was so upset with myself for not being more careful. Luckily I have a cousin with a garage and towing service! Thank God, no injuries and no damages to the car or the ditch! So after all this I was still able to pick my aunt up and make it to the appointment only to find out it was cancelled due to the weather. Have you ever heard if the term,”Hurry up and wait.” That’s exactly how I felt that day. Did you know the phrase can be found in the dictionary? I googled it and this is what I found:
That was a fun story to tell about waiting.
To a more poignant story of waiting is the very first Easter weekend, so long ago. Today I exchanged text messages with a friend and we talked about how this year will be so different compared to past Easter celebrations. No family gathering with a meal and time spent with loved ones because the majority of people around the world are dealing with COVID-19 and social isolation. I began to think about how the disciples must have dealt with their first Easter weekend. They too were experiencing a different kind of Passover celebration from previous years gone by. Their teacher, their friend and their Lord had just been crucified, killed and sealed in a tomb. I am picturing John, Mary, the mother of Jesus and her sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene standing at the foot of the cross watching the horrible crucifixion of their beloved. Not only did they watch but had to wait to receive Jesus’ body for a proper burial. Such loss is unimaginable. I am sure they experienced many emotions over that weekend. Yes, this year is going to be different and even difficult, I strongly suggest to dwell in the memories of the past and plan for meaningful times in the future. Know that you are not alone, you are never alone because of the cross and Jesus’ victory over death. I invite you to image what that Friday night and Saturday were like so long ago…can you fathom just how much Jesus loves you? We know the rest of the story, don’t rush to Sunday, live into Saturday, seek God and the Holy Spirit to sustain you and when Sunday comes let loose, Christ is RISEN!
Friends, it has been a joy to share this Lenten season with you. May God cover you with His everlasting Love now and forevermore. ~Peace
ειρήνη – “Peace” in Greek, reference listed the below.