I've nearly finished this entry twice and lost it both times, so I'm beginning a third time, for maybe the Lord wants me to write this for a reason.
I found a cd at a thrift store yesterday which has one of my favorite songs, one I first learned many years ago as a little girl, from the Donut Man (Rob Evans):
Lord, You are more precious than silver.
Lord, You are more costly than gold.
Lord, You are more beautiful than diamonds,
And nothing I desire compares with You.
I found lyrics I've never known before:
I enjoyed a worshipful service this morning. Pastor preached on the gardens related to Easter. Genesis 2:8, Matthew 26:36-49, John 19:41.
In Sunday school we talked about what Easter means to us.
To me, it's about Jesus. Growing up, Easter was about many things,
but the most important was always at the forefront of life at Easter time.
Our parents believed in salvation and new life in Christ.
Easter to them was real, and what was real to them was real to us.
Eggs were secondary, the Easter bunny was absent, and we didn't get Easter baskets,
but we were given something more meaningful - we were given the message of Jesus,
the Word, the Good News, songs of resurrection and life and celebration.
So when I think of Easter, I mostly think of the songs that remind me of what Easter is about - Jesus, and what I have to be thankful for.
Many of my family's favorite Easter songs are from a musical they were a part of when my older brother was about two,
and the cassette tape of it is has been played, replayed, rerecorded, battered, parts missing, but it remains a testimony to faith, to life, to hope, to how real Jesus is.
Here are some of my favorite Easter songs:
Two of the songs in the service today were:
I'll Fly Away (as an offertory, one of the band guys requested his mother play it on the piano; and it is one of my life-time favorites )
and one I heard for the first time,
Where Joy and Sorrow Meet
I hope you are blessed by my rambles,