I’ve learned that I must appreciate, must focus, must be in tune with the miraculous rather than the minute of this world, being in a relationship with Christ with such intensity that there’s nothing else that matters. One thing I know is there’s nothing better than trusting the Light of Life, when things are good and perfect as well as when nothing seems right, when it would be amazing, if, just one thing would work out. I will admit that I like the good and perfect part of living and that I would rather disregard the times when nothing seems to be working out and everything seems desperately hard and dark. Our family is in both places as we experience the goodness of God while trying to make sense of little Miss Lucy Mae’s death.
It’s challenging to think we don’t have her here for Easter; however, this resurrection day gives us reason to go on, knowing there’s life ahead, knowing without doubt, Christ broke through the power of darkness and death, giving us the opportunity to experience the love, light, and life God offers.
The words of Christ, said before the first Easter day, pull us forward with belief there is more: “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies” (John 11:25).
So. We intentionally keep the heart of the story of Easter in the forefront, believing Jesus gives life even in death and that through Him nothing is impossible and all things are made new as He brings each detail of our life together for good. Because. When you get down to it, life is about the work of Christ on the cross, and the power of resurrection breaking through the darkness of death and devastation. The thing is . . . it’s a choice to experience the gift of the life Christ offers, refusing to fear what might or might not occur, believing there’s more to come . . . because He has freed us from the power of the devastation of the difficult and dark times.
There’s a difference in each day when we live in the mission and message of Christ, believing His destiny was the cross, that He alone was sent to save us, breaking through the power of darkness and death, giving us the perfect day: Easter.
And. On the perfect day, we received the gift of a lifetime from the One who will never leave or fail us . . . a life beyond imagination . . . forever. And, because of the perfect day of Easter, we are able to experience an undying love that changes how we think, speak, and live.
So . . . on this Easter, we will make the choice to let our light shine even though we are grieving and wishing Miss Lucy Mae could be with us . . . knowing and believing she is letting her light shine in heaven as we wait for THE PERFECT DAY when we will come together in the Light of eternity.
Learning to Kickstart the perfect day, Easter, by letting our light shine,
(Written by Kerrie Carlisle Palmer © 2012 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)