Happy Easter and Happy Spring my friends. I hope this post is finding you all healthy, happy and peaceful. The sun has been out after what might be our final winter storm of 12" of snow or more only a week ago. The birds are chirping loudly as if snow never landed.
I was "playing" with my gramophone horns and fresh cut tulips the other day when the sun came out, so out came my camera.
It wasn't until I downloaded these images did I realize how the starkness the three lone flowers, lined up just so, reminded me of how the our Easter story began...
...how so long ago, because we are so loved, that between two criminals, an innocent one was accused, suffered and died...for us.
Many saw this man as "gone" but those who believed back then waited, then saw. But those who believe now, we only need to wait and listen....
...and hear the Good News. Because as our Savior said in the moment His life was taken so ours could be saved, Jesus said, "It is finished." (John 19:30) Finished? We are now finished with trying in vain to save ourselves with good works, good deeds, false idols or sacrifices. Only Jesus can save us, and so He did.
And in faith we wait and listen.
In hope we move forward.
In love and worship we continue even when we don't understand.
God can sometimes be like a gramophone horn... if you barely whisper through the small end, you'd be amazed at what you'd hear. While the horn is big, bold, and beautifully imposing...the smallest whisper can be heard - we just need to be aware of our position so we can hear His whispers.
And it takes faith to know that He WILL call out to us. We only have to want to be in position to hear Him.
May your Easter be a day of listening for whispers.
from my house to your house,