Isaiah 53:5

It’s spring break!! YAY!! Even though I
have to work this week, there’s still something to being excited over spring break because school’s out, which means I don’t have to take and pick up kids from school AND all the kids activities are paused for the week too. WOO HOO!! Sometimes our lives get so busy just playing chauffeur! Am I the only one that feels this way?!?!
I love these kind of weeks. I look forward to the fact that all of my kids should be home for dinner each night since there are no practices, games, or rehearsals. I’m excited that we have a couple of days at the end of the week where we can do something fun as a family. And then, of course Easter Sunday brings it’s own sets of fun traditions.
My kids are no longer little, but I still get them the baskets of candy, I’ll probably still do it when they have kids of their own. So as I was walking up and down the Easter candy rows the other night, in the midst of all the various sized chocolate bunnies and marshmallow peeps, you could see the one stack of chocolate crosses. Part of me was thinking that when you have five rows of Easter candy, it’s sad to only see a tiny portion dedicated to the true meaning of this holiday. But then it occurred to me that, in a store where you wouldn’t usually see ANYTHING about Jesus, there’s a chocolate cross. It’s small, but it’s significant.
Take a minute right now to reflect on the verse below.
Isaiah 53:5, “But he was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins. He was beaten so we could be whole. He was whipped so we could be healed.”
If you believe that Christ truly was pierced for YOUR rebellion, crushed for YOUR sins, beaten so that YOU could be made whole, and whipped so that YOU could be healed, than it’s time that YOU step out and be bold. If God did these things for YOU, how can you not tell the world? How can you not, especially, share with those that you love? You’ve been given the answer…the only answer.
Think of those chocolate crosses. In a dark and broken world, we’ve been given a moment, a small window when others may not be as closed off and as hardened as usual, and we need to take advantage of it. Now’s the time, girls! We need to seize this moment and reach out. So buy those chocolate crosses! Start a conversation with a family member, a neighbor, a coworker. Invite them to church! When your family comes over to your house for lunch and the annual egg hunt, why don’t you start off by reading what REALLY happened so many years ago? Small steps can lead to big changes.
We’ve been praying for revival for 9 months…are we putting actions to our words?
❤️ Trisha