Resurrection Sunday was a complete blessing and total surprise for my best friend Lynette and I. We started out the day with praise and worship, playing “The Easter Song” by GLAD (I love that melody!) and absolutely thanking God with tears and JOY for His sacrifice and plan of salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. We’d made food and drink and were prepared to spend the day watching The Passion and getting intimately acquainted with our emotions in conjunction with God’s agenda for the day.
Wow… what God’s agenda turned out to be, neither of us could have planned!
As we watched the powerful depiction of Jesus’ last night and day upon earth, we shared our thoughts and continued thanking God for His staggering sacrifice on our behalf. Then midway through the morning, around 9:30 I would say, Lynette’s daughter (and my God-daughter) Jessica texted us asking to speak with us in person about some things. She was okay but just wanted to talk. Then her boyfriend John (whose family she was visiting for the holiday) also texted us with, basically, the same request.
Needless to say, with the prospect of our plans for the day changing radically, Lynette and I prayed about responding. With God’s permission, we ended up bringing Jess AND John to our place for Sunday dinner and fellowship! John (who is saved, btw) had questions about God on his heart, so we talked for quite a while about them. Jess shared her heart with us as she desired – so did John. We sang. We spoke of family and friends and their own deepening relationship. We prayed and ate a fabulous meal. The day ended with Lynette and I bringing them back to the college dormitory with hugs and kisses and thanking God even further for a marvelous – albeit totally unexpected – day of celebration.
After Lynette departed, I finished watching The Passion and I talked and prayed and cried to God. All good stuff. All blessed. It’s amazing how God orchestrates and plans His will for a day. Lynette and I thought our day would be blessed only with our own company before God. The Lord turned our two into four and blessed the whole thing. We ALL got to thank God for His sacrifice. We all got to talk and clear the air and receive the restoration of God’s peace. We all laughed and sang and were deeply blessed. Everyone got what they needed. I pray you all also had a good and holy, blessed day of fellowship and praise to Almighty God. Amen.
Our God is amazing.