Monday, March 24, 2008

The Colors Of Easter....










Resurrection Day......

My alarm woke me at 5:15, as I was in our church's Easter play this year and we were performing it during the Sunrise Service. I got up in the pre-dawn light and shuffled about quietly, so as not to awake my other two sleeping beauties. It was a quiet drive to church and Easter morning dawned gloriously....albeit being quite chilly. It was a 'big sky' day, as I call them here in the mountains..... when the skies are clear and vast, with just specklings of clouds.

Easter Sunday is always very special for me, even more so than Christmas. The hope and celebration resonate in me. The celebration and joy that came after 3 days of darkness.... three days of hopelessness and despair.... deadness... when Jesus' followers thought the Light had gone away forever.... not quite believing His promise that He would rise from the dead.

As one who has struggled with depression in her life, the hope that my Saviour brings....the promise that there will always be a Resurrection morning, is what keeps rivers of Life flowing in my heart and soul. Despite dark times and times of sadness, I have always been a relentlessly optimistic, hopeful person and see beauty in the journey, even during the dark times. And I'm always reminded of that on Easter morning. Colors are more vibrant, light seems brighter, and hope springs eternal, when you view the world in light of the resurrection.

I hope all of you had as beautiful a Resurrection Day as I....

11 comments:

L.L. Barkat said...

Beautiful, beautiful daffodils! I'm just seeing the first tips of green. And a few crocuses.

photowannabe said...

Wonderful touching post Blue. I also went to your link. Thanks for being so candid and vulnerable. The Lord is good and His mercy endures forever.
These are beautiful photos that say it all.
Sue

Kerri said...

A Beautiful set of photos....the colors are spectacular! Easter is one of my favorite days as well!

Anna said...

I hope that you had a beautiful Easter with family! It is such a wonderful time of year!

Have a wonderful week!

Beth said...

Beautiful photographs and lovely, moving post, Blue. I, too, have struggled with depression, so I am well acquainted with darkness. But how wonderful to know that the Light of God is everlasting and eternal, even when we lose sight of it.

'JoAnn's-Digital-Eyes'NL said...

wonderfull you photograpy with easter I like this very much:)

JoAnn from Holland

kirsten said...

beautiful photos & thoughts, dear blue. i think it is the most hopeful thing to know we have a risen savior.

peace,
*k

simplybrandy said...

Easter is a wonderful day. I'm so glad yours was blessed. :-)

Anna said...

Love your Easter pictures! I wasn't home for Easter... or actually even in the country but it was memorable that's for sure!

Moi said...

beautiful images.......and hope you had a beautiful day.......mail me when you find time ....i miss your mails :)

Shannon Hodgins said...

Lio was looking up at the clouds last week and said, "Mama, I see Jesus in the clouds."