With respect I acknowledge there is, after loss, need for a grieving time. Between the Cross and Resurrection.
This today will be my Easter Tribute to all who grieve after loss and remember the pain and imagine how it would have been for the friends and family (Mother) of the now dead Jesus who had been the lynch pin of all their lives.
He had said ‘Follow Me. and only later would the full revelation of what He meant be revealed to later followers.
How many in this grieving period remember He had also said in three days I will rise again.
I choose to remember prayerfully the sorrowing of all those mourning loss who do not yet see the New Day of HOPE rising on the horizon.
Psalm 30:5 Is the echo reminder of what is yet to be.
Weeping may endure for a night but JOY comes is the morning.
I m a wife, mother and grandmother. I have always enjoyed writing even from an early age. My book Beyond the Ashes has been written as a labour of love. All the characters are real to me and their story needed to be told. As a Christian my desire is to write General Fiction stories about real people but Hope and a desire for 'better' will always be part of the journey. I have had several short stories published over the years and moderate success in writing competitions.
I realized as I was thinking today (30/01/15) that perhaps I should add here that I have had life experiences of many valley times but also many mountain top experiences. I can understand and be beside anyone who finds their life in tatters because I have 'been' there. Of course as I have got older as well there have been the added sorrows of losing not only older family members but also one by one finding the dearest of friends and the ones of greatest support and care also dying. On the site of rich mountains has been my certainty of the value of marriage and how grateful I am that after loss and sadness I made a happy and long-lasting marriage commitment. The one who was my best friend back then is still my best friend 45 years later. Beyond the Ashes touches upon the POWER of LOVE when folk can forget about their own personal 'feelings' and reach out in LOVE to a desperate and broken person.
What a dark day Saturday must have been! death/defeat and resurrection/victory. The first (death) is quickly over/ the resurrection is forever!
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