Easter is almost here.
As this weekend approaches, people all over the world are busy preparing their homes for the festivities. Leaders within churches are preparing their messages, the band is practicing, and the members of the congregation are preparing to welcome the community with open arms. But in the midst of all this Easter prep, I find it hard to prepare myself for Easter.
As a volunteer, I’ve spent the last three weeks trying to figure out what Easter will look like in my area of service. Being a “doer”, I have tried my best to do all this prep for Easter. But I have gotten so distracted by what Easter can do for others that I’ve forgotten what Easter has already done for me.
Easter is the day we set aside to remember why we have hope. Jesus is alive! That is why I can laugh, smile, dance, and anticipate heaven. But in the middle of all this stuff, this good stuff, I can miss out on the simple fact of what Easter means.
I always remind myself of Martha from the book of Luke. She was always busy, always moving, always trying to do things for Jesus. Her sister, Mary, simply sat with Jesus. And Jesus said that Mary had chosen better.
Does Jesus want me to serve others? Of course. Does He expect me to? Yes, I believe so. Does He want the busyness of Easter to distract me from the meaning of Easter? No.
This Easter I need to get out of my Martha mentality and sit with Jesus. Do you?
I thought about starting a blog for years.
I had a name all picked out. I was going to call it, “The Musings of an Introverted Teenager.” It was going to be perfect. You all would love it. But I never did.
I’m twenty years old now, and my blog title doesn’t even work anymore. But I realized in the past couple weeks that a blog could be exactly what I need.
I do a lot of late night writing sessions, but the words I write never go beyond my documents folder in my laptop. I’ve gone back and looked at my ramblings and realized that someone, somewhere, at some point in time could possibly be encouraged by what I wrote to encourage myself.
I decided that I was being a bit selfish by keeping my words to myself. I do not mean for that to sound arrogant in any way at all. I don’t expect anyone who reads this to say that a post changed their life, I’m just saying that by keeping my thoughts to myself, I’ve lost my chance to encourage anyone, ever.
So that is my goal for this blog.
If at any point in time this blog brings hope, joy, a smile, or a laugh from anyone, then it will be worth it for me. I can’t guarantee that I will blog all the time, but I would like to say that you will hear from me at least once a week.
I want you to know from the get go that I will be sharing my heart on this blog. I’m not afraid of being real with you all.
Having never done this before, I honestly don’t really know what I’m doing, but I’ll just do what I always end up doing and just see where this goes!