Overturning those Heavy Rocks bring us to OUR EASTER SUNDAY!
“Disillusioned by life, there was this self-pitying woman who thought that she has all the good reason to frown.
And so, at the deserted park bench she sat –
feeling so indulged that the world was so intent on dragging her down.
Suddenly, a young boy all tired from play, stood right before her and said with great excitement,
“Look what I found!”
In his hand was a flower, and what a pitiful sight, with its petals all worn – not enough rain, or too little light.
Wanting her to take his dead flower, the lady faked a small smile and then shifted away.
But instead of moving back, the boy sat next to her side
and placed the flower to his nose and declared with overacted surprise,
“It sure smells pretty and it’s beautiful, too.
That’s why I picked it; … here, it’s for you.”
The weed before her was dying or dead.
But she knew she must take it, or he might never leave.
So she reached for the flower, and replied, “Just what I need.”
But instead of him placing the flower in her hand, He held it mid-air without reason or plan.
It was then that she noticed for the very first time
That weed-toting boy could not see: he was blind.
Then she heard her voice quiver; tears fell … as she thanked him for picking the very best one.
“You’re welcome,” he smiled, and then ran off to play,
Unaware of the impact he had on her day.
And to herself she declared:
“Through the eyes of a blind child, at last I could see
The problem was not with the world; the problem was me.”
Could it not then be true that several times in our life, we’ve also been blind? We’ve been so self-indulged in OUR BLACK SATURDAY – that until now, we haven’t as of yet learned to forgive those who’ve hurt us. It’s been a long time that we’ve been keeping grudges against those who no longer knew how to bridge back to us. And for quite a lot longer, we’ve been allowing that “heavy rock” to hinder us from appreciating that we should take AS IT IS — those ROSES WITH THORNS! – those imperfect persons whom we should accept as they are!
JESUS RESURRECTED AFTER THREE DAYS!
And He did — because He committed himself to RISE AGAIN even before He died. And as soon as His revival,
HE ROLLED THAT BIG HEAVY ROCK AGAINST HIS TOMB.
We’re down to our last day of commemorating how Jesus triumphed over those who caused His transgressions and sufferings! He showed us that AFTER A BLACK SATURDAY in our life, we can OVERTURN those rocks of heavy feelings!
God has been striving to FIND US during those days when we couldn’t even feel what we needed to see. We’ve been ONCE LOST and God never gave up on us until today – YET — NO ONE ELSE will terminate those Black Saturdays in our life than our own COMMITMENT TO RISE AGAIN … just as Jesus did — to bring ourselves to the Easter Sunday of our life! #sunset