Tuesday, April 7, 2009

A Different Kind of Easter

A friend of mine just recently lost her niece in a car accident. I believe she was only 19 years old. She was saved and that knowledge helped the grieving family so much to know they would see her again one day.
The other day on Facebook, this same friend said that she " was struck by the realization that Tyla will be celebrating Easter in HIS presence!!" It gave me chills.
We as Christians, celebrate this season as the Resurrection of Jesus, who died for us so we would not know "death" or separation from God, if we would just accept His gift of Salvation. It isn't about bunnies or eggs...it is about an empty tomb.
I think of those who have passed away this year in my life. Some knew the King and some did not. How awesome to be them celebrating this most glorious holiday with the Savior!
I pray that in this time of family gatherings, if you have someone who went "home", take heart and know they are with The Risen Lamb of God!


Raggedy Girl said...

What wonderful lesson on Easter.

Happy Tuesday
from Roberta Anne

Nightowl Mama said...

Thanks for that noted reminder. Comforting to know that those who have gone on before us will spend this holy day in his presence

Mica said...

thank you for that. I have lost many in my family in the last 14 years. I think of them often and thankful our Lord Jesus sacraficed Himself say that we may live....Hugs and Happy Easter to you an yours, Mica

Angi said...

Wow! You're right. My mom passed away 14 years ago and I never once realized she celebrates each Easter in the presence of our Lord. I can't imagine how special that must be. Thank you for reminding me that when I grief, it's for me missing her, not because of where she is.