Communion · Death · Easter · Hope · Life · Psalm 103

an Easter devotional…

Thinking about Easter this week… wondering how… and when… or if… my little family would gather…

The pondering… led to a blessing…
an inspiration… a vision of sorts…

Traditionally… we’ve gathered for lunch…
but this year one has to work…
one has plans with a friend…
so we are eating the evening meal together…
7 pm works for everyone…

The vision…
the dining table covered with flowers…
vases… small and large…
mason jars…
filled with whatever flowers…
wild or bought…

With the invitation…
each has been asked to bring fresh flowers…
to fill the table…
to complete the vision…

Then it came…
words to share…
with those who will gather…
for Easter…

Below… I share them here today…
in case you’re looking for a vision for your table…
a way to make room for Him at the table…

These are the words… I’ll share in my home…
before we eat in celebration…
you’re welcome to use them at yours…

An Easter Devotional…

Read Psalm 103

We are like the flowers of the field…
We flourish for a short time…
And then we are gone…

We spring forth into life…
By His will… not ours…
We live out our days…
Moving toward death…

God’s Word is everlasting…
And Jesus is that Word…
His Word… to a broken… hurting… world…

Easter is about God’s love…
It’s the exclamation point on Christmas…

Jesus… the Word made flesh…
Came to live a perfect life…
Totally devoted to the glorification of His Father…
The life each of us are called to live… created to live…

Jesus… willingly…
With a heart full of love…
Endured the punishment we deserve…

And for those who believe…
those who trust their lives to Him…
We enter eternal life with Him…

Easter celebrates His resurrection…
A resurrection we can be a part of by faith…

The flowers today…
remind us of our own fragility…
our lack of control over our life…
our birth… our death…
none of it’s really up to us…

But in Jesus lies the hope of life…
The YES to everything our hearts desire…

For us who believe…
who trust Him as Creator and Keeper of our lives…
who trust His love and His work on the cross…
for our good… and His glory…
we partake of Communion…

To remember what He’s done…
Who He is…
And what He invites us to be a part of…

Eternal life… through His death…
By faith in His work… and love…

[At this point… you may wish to share Communion with those at your table… bread and wine… a prayer and a blessing… I will at mine…]

Close… with a prayer of thanks…

Happy Easter… dear friends…

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