Notes on Resurrection Weekend

Easter weekend isn’t over yet and I already feel overflowing with thanks. The last few days involved much-needed lingering. Lingering over the Word on a pile of pillows, coffee in the sunshine, conversations in the kitchen, music and housework, calling people whose voices I miss, and learning about Passover traditions. Even the less Eastery things like wait-time at the DMV office, more waiting in a parking lot, and an extra block of driving because of construction all have given me plenty of time to ponder.

Today my sister placed the book Crazy Busy by Kevin DeYoung into my hands. I’m two chapters in and a big fan, both convicted and encouraged. “Busyness does not mean you are a faithful or fruitful Christian. It only means you are busy, just like everyone else. And like everyone else, your joy, your heart, and your soul are in danger. We need the Word of God to set us free. We need biblical wisdom to set us straight. What we need is the Great Physician to heal our overscheduled souls.” –Kevin DeYoung

My cup overflows with God’s goodness and I hope to get my priorities right.

And speaking of cups . . .

“The blood that cleanses every stain of sin, shed for you, drink and remember He drained death’s cup that all may enter in to receive the life of God. So we share in this bread of life and we drink of His sacrifice as a sign of our bonds of grace around the table of the king.”Behold the Lamb

Because He drank death’s cup–because this cup did not pass from Him–I share in His cup. I share His name, His home, His Father, His suffering, His eternal life and His inheritance.

He who did not spare His Son freely gives us all things (Romans 8:32).

Because He lives I can face tomorrow!

Heading into another “crazy busy” week, I pray we can linger in the Word and rest in the soul-satisfying fellowship of sharing the cup of the resurrected Savior.

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