Happy Easter you guys! You know I think this is my most favorite holiday! I love going to church and everybody is dressed up and we get to celebrate our Savoir Jesus Chirst raising from the dead. I mean thats just a little cool!!!!!!! So first day using my iPad for a while... It feels weird. So I'm actually writing my post on this. Did you guys go all obsessive over the stuff you gave up?! My family did! So anyways I just want to share with you guys my new favorite chapter of the Bible, John:20. You guys should read it. Right here. Right now. Even if it's not even Easter day when you are reading this you can still apreciate it. I am going to tell you guys my favorite parts.
John 20: 14-16
At this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not realize that it was Jesus. "Women," he said , "why are you crying? Who is it you are looking for?" Thinking it was the gardner, she said, "Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have out him, and I will get him." Jesus said to her, "Mary."
Okay, how magnificent is that? Just him saying "Mary." made here understand completely what was going on. It's like me trying to get my mom to listen to me when she is having a panic attack. I just say "Mom." and she just looks at me.
I guess you could, well of course you could think of it this way. Mary was having a panic attack like my mom will. So my mom is saying "Oh my goodness, where is my phone?! I can't find it! I could have left it at the store!" But in this case, it was much worse. She was weeping and saying "Where is my beloved teacher? He is not here in his tomb." Just think how scary that would have felt if you walked to see someone in a tomb and all you saw there was those persons clothes neatly folded on the tomb and no one was there anymore? I would totally freak out! It would scare the heebie jeebies out of me!!! So here is Mary saying to Jesus who she thinks is a gardner saying "Where is he? I will do anything to get him." And that's like my mom saying "Katie, we are going to have to go back to all the stores we went to!" While I'm sitting there trying to tell my mom that she is holding her phone but she won't stop talking. You know I can see it, Mary telling this guy she will do anything to find where Jesus is when Jesus himself is the guy standing right there trying to tell Mary that he is right in front of her.
Then there is that moment of realizing everything is absoloutly fine. And you let out all the air you were holding in, and sit back relaxed in your chair. That moment when I say "Mom, your holding your phone." But in this story, all Jesus has to say is, "Mary." And she knowes.
We have to remember to listen for Jesus calling out names like that. When we are freaking out, He just wants us to be still. He died on the cross for us and forgave us. We're pretty lucky. So why would we be sad about things and get frantic don't matter when the big picture is Jesus? I don't know, but today or even if it isn't Easter when you are looking at this, just be still and focus on that big picture. Try to hear him saying, "Why are you crying? Who is it you are looking for?" and answer to him "I am looking for you."
My mom tells me that when people say "Amen" they are agreeing with what that person just said. Well, all I have to say then is, Amen to that.