Monday, April 21, 2014

Post Easter Traumatic Let Down...

What is the big deal? Why do so many people show up on Easter? It makes me think of a quote by Augustine of Hippo. "You have made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless, until they can find rest in you."

I think that restless hearts could be part of the contributor to the high attendance; restless hearts still searching for rest through possessions, relationships, filterless living and yet finding no satisfaction. Seeking a church to do it all for them, and finding out the problem remains...within.
Then Easter rolls around and there is a drawing in the soul back to family and the little church in the wildwoods where Mamaw and Papaw went...a nagging question in the back of the mind...what anchored Mamaw and Papaw when they didn't have half of the possessions that we have? I have the house and financial security, why do I feel so...unstable?
And these thoughts turn the beat of a restless heart to dress up and look our best for family and friends, to the Church, to God. But there is more. There is the Celebration found in the Death and Life of the same man, in the same event - The Atonement of Jesus Christ. Crowds are still drawn to remember, to be prodded in the soul and start anew the trek of finding rest.
But know this seeker...back-slidden believer...broken one - that the search for rest will go on - and the Easter weekend will only be a day filled with new clothing, candy and cute cuddly chicks until we find our rest in the reality that Jesus lived, died, and was resurrected to satisfy the wrath of God and give our souls rest. We were right when we thought that Mamaw and Papaw had an anchor for the soul - Most likely they did! They found their heart's rest in Jesus' Blood and Sacrifice.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Stress Relief

Seen and heard at The Honey Hole! 
5 lbs 11 oz. on a Luck E Strike swimbait.

These others were so nice I invited them to dinner.