I finally decorated my Easter tree today. I’ve had a hard time mustering the energy and determination to do it. For me, Easter is about celebration — specifically, celebrating the resurrection of Jesus. In light of the current state of our sick and quarantined world, I haven’t felt much like celebrating; therefore, I haven’t felt much like decorating for Easter.
Today, I realized the error of my ways. If there was ever a cause for celebrating, the resurrection of Jesus Christ is it! Despite everything going on around us, we need to remember that we serve a risen Savior. We need to remember that we are sons and daughters of the King. We need to remember that because of Jesus, we, too, can claim ultimate victory over sin and even death.
Today, my sweet Heavenly Father gently reminded me of the following:
- Faith, like love, isn’t just about doing what we feel like doing.
2. Faith, like love, is a commitment.
3. Faith, like love, is about clinging to a promise, and keeping one’s own promise in return.
4. Faith, like love, is about holding onto hope when everything may look or feel hopeless.
Jesus Christ is our hope. And He is faithful. And He has risen victoriously over sin and death.
And that, my friends, is worth celebrating.
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Hi friend 👋🏼 I loved and resonated with your post today. I also had a hard time decorating for Easter this year but finally did so on Sunday. Since then both of my kids have been playing non stop with the empty Easter eggs I found in the decorations box 😃 I often get overwhelmed by decorating for holidays, thinking it’s not going be perfect or good enough (comparing to others houses I see), but my kids reminded me that the little things are the most fun. And it doesn’t have to be dignified or fancy to be exciting and celebratory! So now I have random Easter decor scattered around my house from their decorating. 🥰
Thank you so much, Allie! Getting started was the hardest part. Once I got the tree out and started placing the eggs on it, it became almost therapeutic … like an act of will on behalf of my faith!