Today’s post will be linked up with my friends over at Five Minute Friday, where different authors and bloggers all join together to write their five-minute’s-worth of thoughts on a common theme. Today’s prompt is “enough“.
This morning I awoke to sun. Shiny, bright and inviting; after a week of cold rain and clouds, it brought immediate help to my weary bones and heart.
I have no major complaints; I am thankful to say that life is not too difficult right now.
But some days it’s still a struggle for all of us.
I clicked on Facebook for a few minutes and saw that my dear sister posted a photo of the snow covering they awoke to today. Then another faraway friend stated the same…..the roads were worse than ever, and the snow-clearing machinery may have already been put away.
So my first thoughts when I saw the prompt for today’s writing was, “ENOUGH ALREADY!”
I know there are so much deeper and meaningful things about which to write, but that’s where I was at first.
I proceeded to get my (phone) camera and try to capture photos of the beauty around me, in order to share online with my weather-weary friends.
Then a little treat: a fluffy little bird, bathing happily in my birdbath, with other birds flitting about. I immediately started a rough video and shared that instead.
Next, I proceeded to start my quiet time. I looked at my scripture of the day, 1 Timothy 2:5-6,
There is one God and one Mediator who can reconcile God and humanity—the man Christ Jesus. He gave his life to purchase freedom for everyone.
This is the message God gave to the world at just the right time.”
I chose a new devotional (from YouVersion), which led me to one which included music and an Easter theme.
Here is the song that was written about today:
So, in the end, I am writing about something more serious.
Something I believe is so important, so vital to the heart, soul and lives of myself and those around me.
The Church is already in the season of Lent, and will soon be sharing in many celebrations of Easter, the culmination of the life, death and resurrection of Christ.
It bears some serious thought, whether you are a believer or not.
I remember an Easter sermon given by my former pastor a few years back, in which he showed us a diagram, a graph sort of image that represented what happened to the world at the time when Christians claim that Jesus died and rose again.
No matter what you think about it, something happened.
The world was definitely changed.
People have testified not only to walking and speaking with him in person after his death, but for thousands of years, men and women have claimed that their lives have been changed forever by their acceptance of that single, horrible, then victorious gift.
We cannot ignore the sacrifice nor the celebration.
And it is enough, already.