Sunday, January 12, 2014

Celebrating Easter Today

I just love today. I had to share. 

Minutes ago I woke up with a giant grin on my face and a huge squeal in my heart. I lay in bed, silently soaking in my excitement while my handsome husband snores softly beside me.

I just love, Love, LOVE today. And I love one week from today. And the week after that.

I love Sunday!

And it is hard to pick a favorite day because I enjoy taking Devin to the library or watching him slide down the play land equipment or feeling his joy as we ride the "choo-choo." But we don't do any of those things on Sunday. And yet it is still my favorite.

Once a year the calendar will say "Easter" on a particular spring Sunday. Chocolate, Easter eggs, pastel colors, new church clothes, Easter Bunny.

But Easter is so much more than that. Easter is my Savior lovingly suffering for my sins and trials. Easter is Him dying on the cross for me. Easter is especially Him rising from the tomb three days later. Easter is the promise that I can be forgiven. Easter is the hope of eternal life.

But really the calendar doesn't get it. Because Easter is today. And Easter is next Sunday. And Easter is every Sunday that I can take the Sacrament.

The Sacrament. That's why I woke up so eager and thrilled.

As I worthily partake of the Sacrament, I remember Christ's atoning sacrifice and I renew my baptismal covenants. Think of it. In just a few short hours I will be pure and white and clean again. Just like that day in October when I came up from the water. All of the little blemishes and eraser marks on my soul in this past week will be healed completely. And I am blessed with a fresh start.

Then in the coming week, I will remember Him and stand as a witness. And I will keep the commandments. But somehow through it all, life happens. And I know I will make mistakes which will mark my soul again. And I will repent which will leave the eraser mark. But I will continue to live for the next Sunday and the Sunday after that so I can celebrate Easter in my heart as I partake the Sacrament.

I just love today!
Even with a toddler who has brought a whole new change to my personal reflection time.
I still love Sunday because I love the Sacrament. 
And I love the Sacrament because I love my Savior.

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