A New Thing…It’s Easter Sunday Y’all!
As I listen to the birds chirping outside my window and see the dark of night fade to blue, my spirit feels lighter…One of the reasons that I love Easter is that it officially ushers the world into spring…Winter has finally packed his bags and gone away for a few months, and Spring, with her flirty self, is here…And everything is blooming too…I can tell because my throat is itchy and my eyes are watering…Even nature knows that new things are on the horizon…that is The Promise of Easter…
See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland. Isaiah 43:19
Jesus is doing a “new thing!” He made a way out of no way! He is making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland…Can’t you tell? I overheard my mother talking to my uncle yesterday as she was making something good to eat for today (Yep, I will be all up my momma’s house eating today after church…) I wanted to say something, but you know how it is sometimes – even though I’m grown now, sometimes you can’t interrupt grown folks’ conversation…and my momma and uncle are still more grown than me…My momma said to my uncle that sometimes we Christians give ourselves such a hard time sometimes and that we will never be perfect right here on earth…And that’s why Jesus died…Let’s face it, we will never be perfect, but Jesus is…and today, we can revel in His sacrifice for us and remember that absolutely nothing can “separate us from the love of God.” (Romans 8:38-39) Not that we should act a fool, do wrong on purpose and use our imperfections as an excuse – naw, that’s not what His sacrifice is about…It’s about trying to do our best while realizing that we can never be perfect…
P.S. Listen to Tramaine Hawkins tear up the song “Changed!”