The inside says; Maybe God but Easter in Spring to remind us that He makes miraculous things happen when we do nothing more than open ourselves up to Him.
On a personal note:
This card was sent to my family by my Godmother, Delores, for Easter. I love the colors, the flowers, and especially the words.~Way to go Hallmark (and Delores) .
I was communicating with another blogger by email yesterday. When she mentioned something that her family does as an Easter Sunday tradition, I said something like "one of the drawbacks to moving around is that we have no annual traditions." It made me a little sad for a minute because we don't get to spend the day with family.
At church this morning, I was reminded that my little family does have traditions. We haven't consistently worshiped in the same church each year, but we are always in church. The Easter hymns are pretty traditional and common to each of our worship experiences. This morning and I realized that I've been singing those same songs since I was a little girl . I remember when I knew the words, but they were just that-- words. I remember the first Easter after I got saved and suddenly those same words became so much more meaningful to me.
Here are a few of the lines from my favorites:
Christ, the Lord, is risen today, Alleluia!
Sons of men and angels say, Alleluia!
Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia!
Sing, ye heavens, and earth, reply, Alleluia!
He lives, He lives,
Christ Jesus lives today!
He walks with me and talks with me
Along life's narrow way.
He lives, He lives,
Salvation to impart!
You ask me how I know He lives?
He lives within my heart.
God sent His son, they called Him Jesus.
He came to love, heal, and forgive.
He lived and died to buy my pardon,
An empty grave is there to prove my Savior lives.
Because He lives, I can face tomorrow.
Because He lives, All fear is gone.
Because I know He holds the future,
And life is worth the living just because He lives.
Another tradition we have is taking family pictures after church. Here are a couple from this year. I actually had a pretty good hair day today!
We miss you Jannelle. Hey girl, send me a photo of you today.
In lieu of big family dinners, we sometimes go to the movies on holiday afternoons. We did just that today. We went to see the Disney movie "College Road Trip". It was a cute but typical Disney cliche, nevertheless a fun time with the family.
I hope your day was meaningful!