Sunday, April 16, 2006

Easter and all the stuff...




Despite trying to make sure my kids have the perfect Easter outfit, an Easter basket and the traditional bunny cake, I pray that they will grow up knowing exactly what this day means. I thought about it a lot on my way home from church. I rushed home thinking about the final things I needed to do in the kitchen before family arrived for a big meal and egg hunt. But then I began to think about our church service and this morning's worship. It was the first time in a long time I felt passionate about my worship. As I sang the songs, I really tried to focus on the words and what they truly meant to me and my Savior. At one point while singing in the choir this morning, my eyes anxiously watched the choir director's mouth as she fed the words. It was a song I didn't know. But as I looked out and saw the people singing and raising their hands, all I could do was cry. It didn't matter that I didn't know the song, I felt it. The second service came and it was time to sing again and once more, I cried during the song I didn't know. I didn't want it to be over, I wanted to keep singing but it was time to walk out and face the world once again. I pray that I can worship my Lord this week without the church and the choir. May I truly make my home a sanctuary. Easter tends to be a picture takin' day, a big eatin' day and an egg huntin' day but today it was all about worshipin' for me! We all wore our best attire today, some ladies even broke out the hats. The choir sang beautifully and the sermon was powerful. And today the Lord showed me that He wants my BEST every single day. Easter comes with a lot of stuff, that's how we have made it. But all the stuff really doesn't matter. For it's all about JESUS!

Happy Easter everyone and remember that Jesus Christ who arose from the dead is COMING BACK! Hallelujah!

7 comments:

mighty minne said...

Hi there... I think its so great for you to take the time in your busy day to tell us how the whole experience was for you. This was the first year I went to church on Easter.... weird I know but my family plans get in the way every year but God definitely arranged everything this year.I was finally able to go.

Faith said...

what a beautiful family!!

Happy Easter (late).

Dionna Sanchez said...

You have a great looking family - Amanda! Your kids are adorable.

Kili @ Live Each Moment said...

cute pictures. what a wonderful easter you had, at least it sounds like it..

Christy said...

Your family is one of the most beautiful families girl! My husband hates it when I say this about little boys but Josiah is as beautiful as Ava Beth! :0) I know as his mom and a woman you know what I mean!!! :0) I appreciate the email you sent... I will be praying for the situation.. I didn't get the book - I will email and explain. Your bunny cake was adorable. Michelle has a neat little deal about cookies, you wil have to get it off her site (life with a teenage daughter) and try it next year! Have a great week!

Kaufee said...

Ava Beth and Josiah are the most precious children I have ever known or seen. I love them so much. The pictures are priceless. Look at their faces Mandi, that is how God sees you. All four of you are so beautiful and I love you so much. Even Elmo.

Amanda said...

Thank you everyone for your sweet comments. It is so hard getting a good picture. I can never seem to get us all smiling at the same time.