We did have our Easter Cantata at church last Sunday, Palm Sunday. It was an amazing piece of work. Our choir is made up of about 15-16 people and you would have thought you was listening to a choir of 100. I was in the presence of the Lord!!! God certainly can use a small group of people that are willing to serve Him and I know they made a "joyful noise unto the Lord" last Sunday. It has never been about the number of people who serve the Lord, but it has always been about the motive of the heart and the willingness to serve Him. They certainly served Him in a mighty way on Palm Sunday.
I pray that everyone has a Happy Easter in remembering the cross is empty, the stone is rolled away from the tomb, and our Master is not in the grave. The grave clothes are lying in the corner and the napkin that was on his face is folded neatly and placed where His head had lain. The folded napkin represents that the Master is coming back to His place at the table. And HE did!!! He was with His friends and followers for 40 days! More than 500 people were eyewitnesses to the fact that He's Alive!!! He's Alive!!! He's Alive!!! After 40 days, He ascended into Heaven to be with the Father, just waiting for the Father to say, "Go get them Son, bring them Home!" There isn't an obituary any where for Him! There's no grave marker! There's no head stone! Those things are needed only for the dead and NOT the living! He's Alive!!! He's sitting at the right hand of the Father pleading on behalf of each one of us. When the accuser comes before God and tries to accuse any of God's own children, of something, our Jesus is sitting beside Abba Daddy saying, "I covered that!" "Look again Father, My blood is covering that!" "Nope, that's not so Daddy, I took the stripes to cover that!" To know that we have a friend that would take the stripes that actually had our names on them, is almost beyond comprehension! The best part of the story, the napkin is still folded and awaiting the Master's return and "He is coming again"!!!!!!!!!!
Happy Easter, Happy Resurrection Morning!!!! I pray that even if it's raining tomorrow, the "Son" is shining in your heart!
Ladybug, Sweet pea sure loves you and hopes you have a wonderful Easter!
God loves Y'all and so do I! Happy Easter! hugs and much love, Patty