Easter Reflections

I wanted to get this post up on Good Friday, but here we are, in the week after Easter, and I'm just now writing this! (Here's my Easter thoughts from 2013 and 2017, haha!)

Jesus' resurrection from the dead is what Christianity hinges on--if Jesus had stayed dead, he would have been just a regular guy. But the fact he comes to life again.

He is who he says he is.

I never want to become jaded to this fact, to the fact that he is alive and has beaten death. As someone who's believed in God and read the Bible for years, it can become commonplace to talk about Jesus rising from the dead.

And it's because of that, I'm determined to raise my little ones up to really celebrate Jesus rising from the grave. I shared on Instagram already, but I and the kids sing "In Christ Alone" most nights before they go to sleep. One of the verses says, "Then bursting forth, in glorious day, up from the grave he rose again." Whenever we get to that part, we clap and sing a little louder and smile really big as we sing. I know exactly how dorky that all sounds! But it conveys to the kids that this is something worth celebrating.

I was in such a funk on Easter morning...I think that I was feeling the weight of the isolation and my grandmother's illness, and I wasn't a very fun person to be around.

But in my struggle, in my bad attitude, in this quarantine, in whatever difficulty we're facing: Jesus is stronger.

He is who he says he is.

Thankfully, we were able to snap some fun shots despite my Easter morning grumpiness haha! I'll share more about the playhouse in the background next week!

How was your Easter this year?

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