I’ve always found peace in the rain and its many pleasures clearing the old tension, washing away one sin, and heightening the emotional release of Mother Earth. As the wind blows across the trees and the gentle sways become rough, my heart resonates with the strength of emotion and the restoration that comes along with releasing the burdens within one’s heart. As we are in a time where the importance of looking within is emphasized, a lot of feelings have risen.
According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. ~ 1 Peter 1:3
My heart has felt heavy and my thoughts have been swaying to and from as I force myself to look within. I dig deep within my roots to find nourishment and the love of God that lives within.
He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, Which yields its fruit in its season And its leaf does not wither; And in whatever he does, he prospers. ~ Psalm 1:3
In many ways, the COVID-19 situation can be aligned to the components of Easter. He was treated poorly and died for our sins. Jesus rose from the tomb three days after his crucifixion. During this time of isolation, we have been given a chance to look within while accepting and clearing away the negative components of self. We have been given the opportunity to wash away internal struggles and any emotions that have arisen as a result. We are made new welcoming the realization and gratitude regarding our sins as they are washed away.
Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity And cleanse me from my sin. ~ Psalm 51:2
I am grateful for the moments of stillness that bring forth renewal.
Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me. ~ Psalm 51:1
Easter has been equated to the meaning of the season of the growing sun” or “the season of new birth.” With this new season of living, we find the light in our souls and the Holy Spirit lives within us. East equates to the same roots thus equating to changing seasons. We dig deep to uncover our hidden wounds. Yet, when the women went to the tomb to worship, they found it empty. How beautiful is it that, we too, can empty ourselves of burden and guilt as we embrace God’s gift to us of eternal life.
Just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. ~ Romans 6:4
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. ~ John 3:16