Sunday, April 4, 2010
What's your favorite symbol of Easter?
Lambs or butterflies? Lilies? Easter eggs?
I think the flowery cross is my favorite. I just can't get over God's genius that even in the end (or in the beginning, if you like,) Christ made an ugly instrument of death into something beautiful!
But doesn't that fit?
Wasn't Christ always doing things like that? Turning things upside down, sharing his crazy-to-the-world wisdom in statements like:
The first shall be last,
Happy are those who mourn,
and Whoever humbles himself like a child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
When our Sunday school kids decorated the cross with flowers, they were celebrating what Christ had already done.
I don't know about you, but all this Easter joy has got me singing...
Up from the grave He arose, With a mighty triumph o’er His foes, He arose a Victor from the dark domain, And He lives forever, with His saints to reign. He arose! He arose! Hallelujah! Christ arose!
Happy Easter, y'all!
PS. Just in case you prefer the symbolism of a lamb to a flowery cross, here's a treat for you!
It's BAAAAAD. (Meaning good, of course!:)