i really feel like i have felt God making the realness of the cross and the meaning of Easter so close to my heart this year. all week long i have felt Him pulling my heart towards Him so that He could show me just a little more of what it is all really about. for that reason, and a few others, we skipped the Easter basket/bunny aspect of the holiday this year. i knew my mom would get the kids an Easter basket and i am 100% okay with that, but i didn't want to let my own heart get distracted with any of the extra stuff this year. it's something i'm prone to struggling with and i didn't want to risk letting my mind wander from the truth of the Gospel and gift of my salvation... and the price that it came at.
"Now from the sixth hour[f] there was darkness over all the land[g] until the ninth hour.[h] 46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is,“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” " matthew 27: 45-46
"And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, 3 but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. 4 While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel. 5 And as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead? 6 He is not here, but has risen." luke 24: 5-6