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another easter, done and dusted?

So, you petted the creepy bunny, you’ve almost detoxed from the self-induced sugar coma, the new duds are now crumpled at the bottom of your closet, you went to church, sang the great resurrection songs, declared the great resurrection truths and heard another great sermon on the resurrection.  What’s different now…………….. in you?  Are you more full of faith?  Are your expectations for today any different than yesterday?  What about your way… has it changed?  What else did you see?  Is your Easter done and dusted until next Spring?

I read Rohr early this morning.  These are his thoughts:

You cannot see Jesus until you have believed in him.  “When she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, and did not know that it was Jesus.  Jesus said to her, ‘Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?’  Supposing Him to be the gardener, she said to Him, ‘Sir, if you have carried Him away, tell me where you have laid Him, and I will take Him away.’  Jesus said to her, ‘Mary!’ She turned and said to Him in Hebrew, ‘Rabboni!’ (which means, Teacher)”; “Mary Magdalene came, announcing to the disciples, ‘I have seen the Lord,’ and that He had said these things to her”  John 20: 15-16, 18, NAS.   If you accept that there was a Resurrection, that will not necessarily lead to faith.  But if you receive the gift of faith, you will necessarily experience the resurrection.  “Jesus knew that they wished to question Him, and He said to them, ‘Are you deliberating together about this, that I said, ‘A little while, and you will not see Me, and again a little while, and you will see Me’?  Truly, truly, I say to you, that you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice; you will grieve, but your grief will be turned into joy’” John 16:19-20, NAS.

We cannot see love itself, but we can see what happens to those who have been loved (There is a massive difference in what manifest in a person’s life based on whether or not they believe, accept, receive and give love.  It’s even more true when it is His love! -MDP-).  We can see the power and gentleness of those who let themselves be loved by Jesus.  We know that there is endless life welling up within us.  We know that when we dare to look at others with “unveiled” faces, they begin “reflecting like mirrors the brightness of the Lord and all grow brighter and brighter as we are turned into the image that we reflect; this is the work of the Lord who is Spirit… And where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is FREEDOM!”  2 Corinthians 3:17-18, JBV.

Easter is over?  Not hardly.  Just beginning!

-MDP-

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  1. jory
    April 12, 2012 at 5:30 am

    Believing is seeing!!! Thanks for the Word Mike!!!

  2. April 12, 2012 at 8:52 am

    AMEN!! Love you Mike! 🙂 xoxo

  3. darcisimpson
    April 12, 2012 at 10:47 am

    Loved this — also, that is the best picture of the Easter Bunny I have ever seen!!!

  4. Betty Morgans
    April 14, 2012 at 11:30 am

    Mike, Thank God for what you do for the Lord. I can tell that you have seen Him and that you will see Him when He returns in His Glory. Your Grandmother Irene would be so proud of you…I am, too. Please keep me in your prayers daily as I will keep you. The Lord is risen indeed…go tell someone! Betty Morgans

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