This year, I decided to whip out all the ceramic bunnies I had accumulated over the years, some napkins I found tucked away for special occasions and try my hand at some floral design. I think I did OK. Easter Daisies were the perfect choice for an Easter tablescape. Not only because of the appropriately named flower, but also because they are so simple to style with and look so freaking cute!
Anything white, green and that looks like wildflowers (and I must add, are really cheap to buy) can never go wrong and tied in perfectly alongside my beautiful white bunnies. Some (fruitless, of course) Hot Cross Buns were the perfect addition to the table and completed the look.
But Easter isn’t just about pretty tables, good food and an excuse to awaken your inner stylist… Easter marks a very special day on the Christian calendar, signifying the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
We are Christians (myself and Rohan) and believe that Jesus died on the cross for our sins to show us what unconditional love looks like and to pave a way to an eternity in heaven with Him. Now, I can understand why, to many, that statement may not make much sense. So, let me explain myself…
The Bible explains (as do many other historical books and literature) the constant search for an ultimate being. Yet, Christianity is the only faith that believes God loved His people so much that He sent His Son to show the world what perfect love looks like. The catch is that when we were created, we were given free will, and the world separated itself from God, through the self-seeking choices the human race made.
This broke God’s heart. But all He could do was to remind us of His love for us. So in a gesture to touch the hearts of all mankind, God sent Jesus to walk the earth and live a perfect life, to remind us all that He is the only true, perfect thing in this world. And without Him, we are lost.
Jesus led His life by example and through this, was able to demonstrate to the world God’s love, grace and mercy. By letting this perfect man, without sin, take the fall for every wrong doing, lie, crime, unjust act of humanity, He was sentenced to die. Not because He did anything wrong, but because He did not want us to suffer the same fate.
I like to think of it like my dad offering His life for mine. Which is exactly what God did! And it really does blow me away to think He loves us all, THAT MUCH!!
By sending Jesus to die for our unrighteousness, God bridged the gap between earth and heaven, giving us direct relationship with Him. He only ever wants the best for us. And cannot force us to love Him… but how could we not?! If there is one way to show unconditional love for someone, God did it perfectly. And I know I personally, could not be more grateful.
It’s no lie that you can “talk” to God. I do it all the time. I come to Him when I am struggling, when I have achieved great triumphs and joys, when I need to sleep. When I am experiencing anxiety, when I am scared and troubled and life seems to be too much to handle… I know He has my life in His hands and there is something about that which gives me peace. A stillness that surpasses all understanding.
He teaches me how to love on others and to be an encouragement. I am the child of THE King. My Father. And today, I am thankful for the sacrifice that God made. For me. How amazing is that!