As Easter winds down, I can feel myself slipping into feeling down. The girls go back to school tomorrow and I go back to work. Our Spring Break is OVER. (Picture a very sad face here.)Back to the same-ole-same-ole: work, rushing to throw something at the stove for dinner, homework, dance, etc.
To me, the build up to Easter is phenomenal! I mean, it IS one of the most important Christian Holidays. Its meaning is so emotional and hard to truly understand. Laying down one’s life for a friend? Talk about noble and sacrificial and for all of us!
With its meaning, it makes sense that the build up would be huge. The real challenge is post-Easter. Easter or not, school starts back tomorrow and so does work. Bills still have to be paid and taxes have to be completed by mid April. Now, that Easter is just about “over” in the celebration sense of the word, how do I proceed tomorrow?
For that Divas, I must put on my symbolic WWJD (What would Jesus Do) bracelet:
In the twenty-first chapter of John, we find an account of the third time Jesus appeared to the disciples after his resurrection:
John 21:1-12 (CEV)
1Jesus later appeared to his disciples along the shore of Lake Tiberias. …..4…Jesus stood on the shore, but the disciples did not realize who he was….. 9 When the disciples got out of the boat, they saw some bread and a charcoal fire with fish on it……12 Jesus said, “Come and eat!”
“Here is the risen Christ, the one who is called both Lord or Lords and King of Kings, roasting a few fish for his friends. It strikes me that’s the perfect image of how we can face the challenge of blue Monday. Whether it be a dark and cloudy morning or a dark night of the soul. Be not anxious that you have not sustained the heights of ecstasy or the pinnacle of success…..Thank God for the simple things. On your morning after it may be enough to offer a gift to a friend. Cook a meal for somebody; send a note or email to someone you haven’t seen for awhile. For in such simple ways, the foundations of the world begin to shake. Amen.” Charles Henderson
Happy Monday Divas! How can you spread the Good News this ”post-Easter” week by serving some one else?