I am halfway through the book-The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry.
In this story a retired man who has never really lived-simply going through the motions and strikes of life – starts walking one day with one vague destination in mind -a self-endured pilgrimage that opens up his eyes, heart, and soul to the secrets of the meaning of life.
He begins giving more of himself to complete strangers than he ever could do with work colleagues and/or even his family.
But he discovers to his surprise that accepting kindness from others is the hardest thing to learn for him-he realizes that ” It was as much of a gift to receive as it is to give, requiring as it did both courage and humility.”
This is what I felt again yesterday-how can mankind accept life-everlasting life-from Christ Who sacrificed His life for ours???
And then the first word that popped up in my head had big blinking neon lights around it-GRACE!
Only by the Grace of God are we saved-not just by words, deeds, or thoughts. We have to find the courage and humility to accept a gift-so mind boggling that we sometimes want to run from it-a free gift that we can’t pay back until we are brave enough to reach out and accept it.
As I happily immersed myself in our Dingle-Turner Easter Family Celebration -the first time we have all been together since Easter 2017-the year before Eloise’s birth- I understood the expression ” My cup Runneth Over. “
So until tomorrow…Stay true to Your Instincts on Who You Really Are Deep Inside-this is the one and only person Jesus saved on the cross!
” Today is my favorite Day” -Winnie the Pooh
* Thank all of you so much for your precious cards, thoughts, and messages! Hope everyone enjoyed Easter Day 2021!
What a beautiful family, Becky. The grands are growing so fast that I nearly missed Eloise.
Love the family picture..
We got one but we were missing 30 plus…Mom and Dad believed in “be fruitful and multiply”
Wow…30 Plus…Good grief Charlie Brown! 🙂 I am sure the ones who were there loved being together…what a gorgeous Easter Day…just like in the movies…picture perfect!
So happy you were all able to be together! God is good.
Yes God is….good, gooder and goodest…and I felt every good all day long being with the family. Hope you had a terrific Easter Sunday and I want to thank you for your continued reader loyalty and encouraging messages.