Monday, April 13, 2009

Happy Easter!

Perhaps this is a strange picture to post with a title of "Happy Easter". But to me, it seems appropriate. The picture is of my father's grave; he died in December of 2001 in a plane crash. His death was crushing - I loved him more than anyone! But, yesterday the Lord brought some things to mind. I was listening to one of my favorite songs: "While You Were Sleeping" by Casting Crowns. There is a part of the song that is a reminder that the Lord will come again, and we don't want to make the mistake of missing Him. That part of the song paints an amazing picture in my head of the moment when Jesus comes back. I can see the dark sky, but a light all of a sudden spreading across the horizon... oh, what a moment that will be! But as I was reflecting on that song, it also reminded me of one of the reasons why I look forward to that moment so much: I WILL get to see my dad again! I WILL get to wrap my arms around him, and see his smile, and hear him call me "sweetie doodle" again. I WILL get to fill him in on all the details of my life since he left. And I WILL get to introduce him to my husband and, Lord willing, my children.
So what does that have to do with Easter? Well, it is because of Easter that I have that hope. Because Jesus died on the cross and rose from the dead 2,000 years ago, I - and all who love Him - will also rise. What a hope! What a day that will be!

2 comments:

Melrose said...

I cant help but wonder if we will ever have an Easter on this side of heaven where Dad is not on the forefront of all our minds. I bawled nearly the entire service yesterday because I was so joyfully thinking of being united with Christ and finally, finally seeing Daddy again. Oh to hear "sweetie doodle" one more time...

errol said...

Hey Caroline, thank for sharing such a personal and touching topic that's close to your heart, have a blessed week, talk to you soon.....ec