HOPEFULLY His

My Easter Tree

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:

  1. Faith, like love, isn’t just about doing what we feel like doing.

For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want. 

Galatians 5:17

2. Faith, like love, is a commitment.

Commit your way to the Lord;
    trust in him and he will do this:
He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn,
    your vindication like the noonday sun. Psalm 37:5-6

Galatians 5:17

“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus replied: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’” 

Matthew 22:36-37

3. Faith, like love, is about clinging to a promise, and keeping one’s own promise in return.

The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.

2 Peter 3:9

4. Faith, like love, is about holding onto hope when everything may look or feel hopeless.

Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. 

Hebrews 10:23

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.

Hopefully His,

Nicki

2 thoughts on “HOPEFULLY His

  1. 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. 🥰

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