Easter is my all time, all favorite, best, and greatest celebration! And apparently even the Pine trees celebrate our Lords resurrection as well. I received an e-mail recently entitled "Pine Tree Crosses" and was reminded of the Pine trees that make these beautiful little crosses each spring around Easter as they sprout out new growth. I have seen these little crosses of new growth on Pine trees, but never put it all together till now. Little crosses, spring time, Easter, the resurrection...how neat is that?
Sometimes it's difficult for me to describe my feelings at Easter. For me it is a time of heartbreak remembering the suffering that our precious Lord was put through. The pain, the anguish , the rejection. The Crucifixion.
But then there is the rest of the story. The empty tomb. The Resurrection. He lives! He lives! Oh my. How wonderful, how glorious, how victorious! How my heart rejoices!
So these are my thoughts this very cold Southern, Wednesday morning. I've just spent a very difficult and complicated past two nights at work. And before that there was this week end when both my husband and I were sick. He with the stomach virus and I, well I made the mistake of putting my PJ's on and threw my back out while doing so. There is the ever growing prayer list for family and friends as well.
But our God is a great God. And He is good.
And even the Pine trees know it.
Blessings, peace, all good...