April 1st

Sunday, April 1st, 2018

Happy Easter, all!

Today is one of those days in which I am so glad comes once a year. A day of spiritual rejuvenation, if you will. That beautiful reminder that I am a beloved child of God.

Our savior displayed on a criminal’s cross
Darkness rejoiced as though heaven had lost
But then Jesus arose with our freedom in hand
That’s when death was arrested and my life began
Death Was Arrested // North Point InsideOut

This song is one of my favorites, especially so on Easter. Want to talk about a song that gets my hands up in the air? This one.

It just seems like I come around to this time of year, and I’m feeling a little disconnected from God. And then -BOOM- enter Easter Sunday stage left, and my heart is like, Oh yeah, this is it. Not that one should need a reminder that someone DIED for me, but evidently I do.

So today, I’m smiling.

Mainly because of all our mighty savior has done for me (and for you!), as unfathomable as it can sometimes seem, but also because at our family gathering today, I got to FaceTime with the precious baby girl of my cousin Clayton, and his wife Amy at the hospital – not yet 48 hours old! Named after her Great Grandmama, sweet Bonnie Juniper Johnson was born 2:30am on Saturday, March 31st weighing in at 7 pounds, 2 ounces.

A new little babe that brought so much perspective on what today is really about.

Life.

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