Today was a good day. It wasn't perfect but it was good. I took a long bike ride today after church and that is always conducive to deep thinking for me. At least as deep as I can get. Plato still ain't scared of me. I thought alot about what Easter really is and how it applies to me. I thought about the crucifixion of Jesus and horrible it was. I thought about Judas betraying his friend Jesus and wondered how a person could do that which immediately made me think of how many times in different ways I myself have done that. My thoughts could easily have taken me miles down the road of a guilt trip I didn't have to take. I thought about my life and how things might be different if I had made better choices in the past. What if I did things better now and did the things I know I need to do? What if...? What if...?
My life, like today, is not perfect but it is good and the good stuff always seems to come in spite of myself. I have alot to be thankful for but today of all the days of the year I am reminded of the thing that I am most blessed to have and it is because of this day we celebrate. Mark 16:6 says, "But he said to them, Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He is risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid Him." That one verse changes everything! In fact, it's just those three words in the middle "He is risen!" With those three words I have hope. Not hope like "I hope it rains" or "I hope I get a raise" but an expectant hope - something to look forward to that I know will someday happen.
Honestly, there is alot I don't know or understand. I don't know how Jesus did it and the more I think about it the less I can understand why He did it but I know that I can have peace and joy in the confidence that He did. That's what I decided Easter is about. So, think about it and I hope your day was good.