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  • Writer's pictureJoni

A Good Morning


Who is JESUS on THE DAY AFTER EASTER?

STILL JESUS!

HE doesn't get packed up with the EASTER baskets

until HE comes out with the

CHRISTMAS decorations in December.

Who is JESUS on the DAY AFTER?

JESUS.

HE HAS RISEN.

HE HAS conquered the grave.

Now what?

How BIG is your JESUS

on THE DAY AFTER

& THE DAY AFTER that? .

Think about it.

There HE IS. HE sees you.

And HE patiently WAITS.

HE is so eager for you to see HIM,

because HE has so much to say to you

and HE has so much to give you.

But because HE is so gracious,

and you have free will,

HE lets you do what you are doing,

as HE WAITS.

But for some reason you are ignoring HIM

because you know HE will always be there

and you will meet up with HIM

when the time is right.

But for right now, now isn't the time.

So instead you go through your day

giving your time to

anxiety, worry, despair

and then frustration and bitterness is invited to the party.

You are wondering why your day is getting harder,

yet you have no time to stop,

even though you are gently nudged

as you hear the soft reminder

"BE STILL & KNOW".

Oh you KNOW, but right now

STILLNESS has to wait because you have too much to do.

But the gift of STILLNESS

still waits & waits & waits,

as you get ready for bed,

as you do again

what you did the first thing

in the morning when you woke up~

brushed your teeth.

And now you go to bed

with your friends

anxiety, worry, despair

and make room for frustration and bitterness.

You then close your eyes

wondering why you can't sleep.

And then you hear the words again

"BE STILL & KNOW"

and there HE IS.

JESUS!

JESUS STILL wants to be with you,

because HE always wants to be with you

and is always available.

So you LOOK UP and everything changes

as STILLNESS fills your soul

because JESUS was WAITING

for you to just LOOK UP.

And before you know you it

anxiety, worry, despair,

frustration & bitterness

are replaced with

a PEACE that you can't explain &

a HOPE that is like a wide open field of daisies &

a JOY that is way better than just happy

because you experience

a LOVE that never ceases

as it waits & waits & waits

to envelope you.

HIS LOVE that is so

patient & kind & gentle

that asks no questions

because it is so filled with

GRACE that gently rocks you to sleep

because you took the time

that only took a moment to

LOOK UP

to the ONE

who is always waiting

to be STILL with you.

So you buy a new toothbrush

with JESUS' name written on it,

so the next morning when you wake up

to do what you do every morning and go to do it,

you let out a chuckle as you pick up your toothbrush

and there is the gentle reminder

to BE STILL & KNOW

with the

ONE

who is

STILL JESUS

STILL waiting to spend the day with you.

And it begins in this very moment

to BE STILL & KNOW

and do it

NOW

and LOOK UP

to

JESUS

who is

STILL JESUS

the

DAY AFTER EASTER

for

JESUS did RISE

so

you can

RISE every morning

not only KNOWING

but actually

BEING STILL

with

JESUS,

because

being

STILL WITH JESUS

is the only way to have a "GOOD MORNING"

that will seep into your whole day.

So on this

DAY AFTER

have

a

"GOOD MORNING" (listen to the song below)


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