Before you judge, how many of you feel that way about Christmas? I don’t mean good music like this, family favorite movies like this one, and the worshipful celebration of Jesus birth. You know what I mean. The stuff you have to buy for your kids, the decorations, the aisles and aisles of candy, the expectation of special items of clothing, the events, the planning….
You don’t have to be a socially anxious introvert like me to get overwhelmed and frustrated by it all.
This year Easter has become all that for me. And several friends I see around me.
Why I Hate Easter and Love Jesus
As a stay-at-home mom and wife, homeschool mom, and someone with a pathological inability to say “no” to anyone who asks me for help, I am always taking care of other people. Yesterday, at the peak of Easter preparations, my heart stopped, and I just wanted to curl up in a ball and cry. And have someone take care of me.
I think mamas, especially of the stay-at-home and homeschool variety, are notorious for taking care of everybody but ourselves. But that’s not my point. (Perhaps another post tumbling around my brain…) When I found myself in that moment…
Someone did take care of me.
He scooped my heart up in His loving arms, away from all the stuff that has nothing to do with His death and resurrection, away from the expectations I had for my day, and helped me turn my eyes upon Him. Do you remember that hymn?
Turn your eyes upon Jesus
Look full in His wonderful face
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim
In the light of His glory and grace
He had to remind me that Easter is, in fact, about how He already took care of me, better than anyone else ever could.
He died as my replacement, took the punishment for my sin. No one else could do that.
He came back from the dead to prove He was powerful over sin and death. No one else could do that.
He took care of me. He took care of you.
Are your eyes on Him this morning? Are you caught up in the Easter details? Turn your eyes on Jesus and let Him take care of you. Remember what He did to take care of your soul, like no one else could.
There is none like You.
Some of my favorite basics for my daily appointment with God and His Word: