Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Easter, Forsythia and Sunshine
We had an excellent long weekend, celebrating Easter with family in Pennsylvania. My husband's home state hails the motto "Virtue, Liberty, and Independence." We got an inside look at American history and those who fought for our independence at Valley Forge (more to come on that). But first, our annual Easter family photo in front of a sunny backdrop of yellow forsythia bushes.
Isn't the color stunning?
So bright and cheery, proclaiming spring is here!
I have always liked weeping willow trees. Just swaying in the breeze.
Meanwhile, back in NY, A.K.A. The Empire State, with the motto "Excelsior (Ever Upwards)," these colorful little crocus have been popping up. They're my favorite because they poke their heads out of earth before anything else, signifying winter is over. It's a pleasant surprise every single year.
Our Easter Sunday was beautiful, very sunny and warm. The sun was so bright, my eyes couldn't stop squinting. It caused me to think how radiant it will be in the presence of the Lord, the One Who died and rose again, victorious over sin and death. The reason we have so much to celebrate!
John 3:16 "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."
Romans 14:9 "For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living."
1 Thessalonians 4:14: " For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him."
He is risen!
I hope you had a wonderful weekend with your loved ones too.