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  • Writer's pictureJoni

Day 37: More Than A Feeling


I am guilty as charged~

I don't "FEEL" EASTER

because

I always made

EASTER

about the

baskets & bunny trails &

the anticipation of the excitement I would see on my

children's faces

as they opened every plastic egg

& were wowed by the bunny prints

that lead them to their baskets.

I don't "FEEL" EASTER

& that makes me sad

as I am traveling down memory lane,

but I realize that I don't have to

"FEEL" EASTER

because

EASTER isn't a FEELING

because

JESUS isn't a FEELING

&

JESUS isn't about a day.

As I had this problem at Christmas

when I was trying to make it about a

"FEELING",

when all that I was trying to do

was to bring life back to when my "kids" were kids.

BUT GOD

won't let me stay in my "FEELINGS",

as this is how these daily musings began 6 years ago

when I asked the question through Advent~

"WHO IS THIS BABY?".

And

GOD

answered every morning as

HE

grew my faith

as my fingers typed what was flowing in my heart,

as HE still continues to do so today.

Because GOD isn't a "FEELING"!

EASTER is SUNDAY~

a day of remembrance

of

JESUS walking out of the tomb so that we will too.

EASTER is SUNDAY~

a day or remembrance

of our traditions that once where, yet new ones have begun.

EASTER is SUNDAY~

a day of remembrance

when we will miss those who are no longer here to celebrate.

EASTER~

a day that lives in our hearts every day

because if it wasn't for

EASTER

there would be no

JESUS

who walks with us every day

wherever life may take us

because

EASTER isn't a feeling

&

JESUS isn't a feeling.

JESUS IS

Who HE was Born to be.

Who HE was crucified to be.

Who HE was buried to be.

Who HE was RISEN to be.

OUR SAVIOR

Who walks with us in the midst of our

FEELINGS

so that HE can take us beyond them.

Let's

FAST

from our

FEELINGS

when they take us down a path that leads us

to

Hopeless & Helpless & Anxiety & Doubt & Fear

and instead cry out to the

RISEN ONE

Who will become more to you than a fleeting

FEELING

because

JESUS ISN'T A FEELING

because

HE SAID~

“I am the Road, also the Truth, also the Life.

No one gets to the FATHER apart from ME..

If you really knew ME, you would know MY FATHER as well.

From now on, you do know HIM. You’ve even seen HIM!” (John 14:6).

FEELINGS

come & go but

JESUS

always comes & always stays

right where you are as

HE

takes us beyond what we are

FEELING!

"May the GOD of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust IN HIM,

so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the HOLY SPIRIT" (Romans 15:13)

Because

how can JESUS be a FEELING

when

HE

"THE GOSPEL" (listen to the song below)


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