With Easter weekend coming up, my mind is on all of the blessings we live with daily. The freshness, the spring colors, the endless inspiration and, of course, beautiful new life and the reason for the holiday. It could not be more simple and perfect.
I admit that I'm kind of a self-improvement junky. The idea of changing and growing myself for the better speaks to me deeply. That said, I'm realizing that try as I might, I can't improve myself very much. Actually, left alone, I'm good at spinning my wheels and wearing myself out!
For that reason, I relish what Easter symbolizes. It is a sweet time to celebrate the birth of spring along with Christ's death, burial and resurrection. Having faith in that brings freedom. It's a freedom that comes with accepting the forgiveness of failures and starting again each day with the past behind you and new potential ahead. Freedom to get up and try again, this time leaning not on my own abilities or strength, but on God's.
Something about dying colorful eggs and celebrating this holiday sings to me of rebirth, life and fresh starts.
"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead." - 1 Peter 1:3:
Have a wonderful Easter weekend everyone. I'm excited to have family in town and to be able to celebrate with loved ones!
If you are local to Oviedo and would like this Easter print to include in your spring decor this weekend (or to give the hostess of your Easter celebration) message me today. I'm selling these colorful gems in the smaller size of 5X7". They are matted and ready to pop into an 8X10" frame. You can e-mail me at: email@example.com or text me at 407-421-3198.
If you are a believer and want to by inspired by a special Easter prayer, check this one out on the DaySpring website.
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