I said I would be back to do an Easter post--after I decided not to add it on to the end of yesterday's post. It didn't seem right just to tag it on the end because of the importance of Easter. I miss living in the states and having a home church. We were blessed to have two exceptional pastors in our life while on the West Coast and when living in the Pacific Northwest.... and I plan on listening to the Easter service in a few days on-line. Once again ... technology is a huge blessing.
We went to French Guy's parents for lunch today. It was lovely. The day was sunny (yet again!) but chilly. Easter weekend weather is traditionally dicey, isn't it? You never know if you will be able to wear the new white sandals or be reaching for the extra sweaters (or snow shovels!)
So just brief thoughts this evening. Les enfants have no school tomorrow. In France it is the Monday after Easter Sunday as a holiday and not 'Good Friday' before ... the only other big Easter difference I can think of is that it is much more themed with Easter CHICKENS than Easter bunnies. Which is fun---because we are chicken people---(but then again we do live on Rabbit Hill.)
Someone reminded me that had Christ decided to 'save himself' and call down 1000's of angels to spare him from the public and painful death---where would we be today? Living lives without hope... most likely having lives of that are much different---no assurance for the future.
Instead we do have HOPE, blessings and lives of purpose.... and JOY. I am eternally grateful that Easter happened exactly as it did.
Happy Easter mes amis. No matter how you celebrated-- I wish you the hope and joy that God's sacrifice and promise gives.
See you again soon!