Thursday, April 28, 2011

Thursday Thought: Easter Recap

Easter morning: donuts that were shaped and decorated like easter eggs for breakfast. Baskets filled with candy and gifts waiting for eager children.

Followed by church and lunch out after-- a rare treat. Reflecting on Romans 8: 31-39.

Easter afternoon: naps, followed by an egg hunt at the in-law's. Cousins shrieking and smiling as they hunted, money in eggs and candy too. Five year old found the most money. What did she want to buy with it? A Starbucks Frappucino-- that's my girl!

The egg hunt was followed by a traditional dinner and laughs around the table. Dessert of strawberry pie or strawberry shortcake. You had me at strawberry.

Home for bed and a dose of impending reality of a new week coming. Spring break is over but our celebration of what Jesus did for us will continue long after Easter is over!

Romans 8:31-39 (New Living Translation)

Nothing Can Separate Us from God’s Love

31 What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us? 32 Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t he also give us everything else? 33 Who dares accuse us whom God has chosen for his own? No one—for God himself has given us right standing with himself. 34 Who then will condemn us? No one—for Christ Jesus died for us and was raised to life for us, and he is sitting in the place of honor at God’s right hand, pleading for us.

35 Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death? 36 (As the Scriptures say, “For your sake we are killed every day; we are being slaughtered like sheep.”) 37 No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.

38 And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. 39 No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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1 comment:

Zibilee said...

Oh, I loved this photo spread, and think you have a beautiful family! Thanks so much for sharing these photos with us!