I've been through countless thoughts as I prepared for Easter this year. Truly, I can't seem to put them into one cohesive post, because my brain is scattered with each detail of what Easter is. Do you feel that way sometimes? Like you cannot adequately explain one piece without telling hour long stories. It would take forever to go through every verse, hymn lyric, sermon and thought about the death & resurrection of Jesus. Although I love me some good theology, I'd like to keep this as short & simple as the reality boils down to: Christ.
Atoning sacrafice. Neverending grace. Humility. Mercy. Death defeated. Victory over satan. Redemption completed. Joy unending.
These are the phrases that keep running through my mind and beating at my heart stings, forcing me to recognize just how powerful this act was. How meaningful, how definitive. The final word had been spoken, the debt fully paid.
And that's it. It's done. I cannot find something more humbling, and yet so joyful. God's power so fervently displayed, as our helpless selves fall at the foot of the cross. There's no greater celebration to be had. HE IS RISEN!
We were on our way to my parents yesterday to celebrate Easter. As this song played through the car speakers, my heart felt the overwhelming reality of what this day represented.
"...One day they led Him up Calvary's mountain
One day they nailed Him to die on a tree
Suffering anguish, despised and rejected
Bearing our sins, my Redeemer is He
Hands that healed nations, stretched out on a tree
And took the nails for me
One day the grave could conceal Him no longer
One day the stone rolled away from the door
Then He arose, over death He had conquered
Now He's ascended, my Lord evermore
Death could not hold Him, the grave could not keep Him
From rising again
One day the trumpet will sound for His coming
One day the skies with His glories will shine
Wonderful day, my Beloved One, bringing
My Savior, Jesus, is mine.."
Glorious Day by Casting Crowns.
On another note:
HELLLOOO if you are visiting from Medical Mondays!
There will be few fun medical posts coming up this month, along the lines of this one:
Residency Q & A : 6 Months Down
Sorry there isn't one today, I couldn't organize my life enough this weekend to get one out for you!
Hope you had a wonderful Easter & I look forward to blogging about medicine with you in the future!