I've had a few random thoughts pop into my brain today as I've been preparing for our family's Easter celebration tomorrow. More than once, my brain has said, "This will be the last Easter I will..." I finish that sentence a little differently each time, but the theme has been the same: different foods that I tell myself I'll never have again. And though most of the time the thoughts were negative, as the day progressed I found saying things like, "This will be the last Easter I have to endure walking the stairs at the venue at this weight." (our church rents out the local stadium/arena for our Easter celebration) or "This is the last Easter that I'll feel squished into those stadium seats!" or "This will be the last Easter I will be feeling so totally over-stuffed after lunch!"
Then tonight it hit me. My focus has been SO wrong this weekend. My focus has been on food and weight and me. So I'm now saying, "This is the last Easter that I let my focus be on anything but our Risen Savior and Lord Jesus Christ!"
He is Risen!! And that, dear friends, is a reason to celebrate!
"I praise you [God] because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well." ~Psalm 139:14