It feels like I have lived a year within the last couple of weeks. Two weeks ago I was celebrating my parents 50th anniversary on the Big Island in Hawaii. My credit card was shut down because I couldn’t pass the company’s security questions when I called to warn them I was in Hawaii. Last week, I buried a friend and colleague from work; he was only 44. That same week our son’s adoption was finalized, and his court documents were sent to us. Death and life in the same week. While driving to work this week, our car odometer flipped to 200,000 miles. Final exams are this week, and since the funeral, I have had a difficult time grading papers.
Today is Living a Sustainable Dream blog’s first anniversary. Yet, it seems as if the past couple weeks have felt like a lifetime. The month of March has been bitter and sweet. I want to laugh when I cry and cry when I laugh. Yesterday, was Good Friday, the day to celebrate Jesus giving his life for us by paying the price of death for our sins. Anyone who believes in him and this act of humility to pay the price for our sins has been liberated from sin and death, forgiven. Tomorrow is Easter in which Jesus rose from the grave because he himself had no sin and death could not bind him. Yet, every account of Jesus after he had risen from the grave depicts him scarred for eternity from the brutality of his crucifixion. However, those who die and proceed to Heaven receive new, perfect, unblemished bodies. The story is bitter-sweet. My heart is in between the crucifixion and resurrection today as I imagine how this day was almost two thousand years ago.
We are planning an adoption party for our son next week. We will have both our parents (his grandparents) and close friends in attendance. Next Saturday, I will be on Spring Break and free from responsibilities at work for a week. We are ready to celebrate this life changing event for us all.
Blessings to all this Easter,