We expected rain. We were heading to Baltimore to visit my family. We had wanted to take the bike, but the Baltimore weather was calling for a 50% chance of thunderstorms and rain. I don’t have rain gear, so no bike.
When we left the house early yesterday, dew covered the grass, the trees, the bushes, everything. The yard looked like a wonderland with the sun sparkling on the drops of water. It was so amazing that I just stopped and stared. Scuba Man is used to this type of behaviour from me.
I was like that for the 3 hour drive to Baltimore. I stared out the window the whole time, even though I had brought a book to read. It seemed we were constantly passing roadside blooms, flowering trees in the mist of nothing but green, clear blue skys, or big puffy clouds.
As Christians, Easter is a celebration of the resurrection of our Saviour, Jesus Christ. To my non-Christian friends, we Christians believe the resurrection established Jesus as the Son of God. It is the foundation of our faith. We believe that we also, through faith, are spiritually resurrected with Jesus so that we may walk in a new way of life.
(I know many do not believe in Jesus, but I do. I think most people, regardless of what religion or faith they are, believe in a higher being. I don’t judge which religion or faith is right or wrong. I have friends of many different faiths and cherish them all.)
Here in the United States, Easter is in spring, sometime between mid-March and the end of April. It is determined by a lunisoler calendar similar to the Hebrew calendar. As Easter fell in late April this year, this resurrection celebration coincided with the rebirth of nature. So very appropriate.
Resurrection and rebirth. A time of new beginnings.
Here’s to spring and all the new beginnings in our lives.