Saturday, March 30, 2013

What Easter is all about...

We used our own natural egg dyes from this website. I loved how the colors turned out!
While I love fluffy bunnies, candy filled eggs and dying easter eggs pretty colors that is not what the essence of Easter is about. Easter is quickly becoming one of my favorite holidays because of what it represents...Jesus not only dying for us, but overcoming death to show us that we are his and that we are treasured. Just typing that overwhelms me.

The message at church this week hit straight through to my heart. It was as you could predict, about the events leading up to the death and resurrection of Jesus. My Pastor focused on the pivotal event that caused the high priests to get jealous and want to kill Jesus...the raising of Lazarus from the dead. Even though Jesus was being hunted he still went back to visit his friends where they gave a feast in his honor. Mary was so happy that her brother Lazarus was restored to her that she wanted to DO something for Jesus in return. So she poured out her expensive oil on his feet...She humbled herself and gave him her most prized possession. 

Jesus has done even more for us than he did for Mary...we were the ones dead in our sins who got resurrected. And how am I choosing to pour out my love to him? This week take some time to really think about the one who gave it all for you because that my friends is what Easter is all about. An undeserved gift...

"Like oil upon your feet,
 like wine for you to drink,
like water from my heart,
I pour my love on you.
If praise is like perfume,
I'll lavish mine on you
til every drop is gone
I'll pour my love on you"

Pour My Love On You by The Glorious Unseen on Grooveshark

12 comments:

courtney said...

beautiful... i might have to listen to that message online...the anointing of Jesus is one of my favorites.

Susannah said...

This is lovely! God is so good!!! Have a wonderful Easter!

Brittany Kyte said...

I love this post and love that song! The message of Christ is one of love, sacrifice and POWER! Amen!

Katie said...

beautiful. Happy Easter!

Amanda said...

Great post! I wholeheartedly agree! And also... did you put pink tutus on your eggs?! Because that is adorable.

Katie said...

it's so easy to forget what easter is all about - or to just think about it at church. this really is the most important holiday!!

rachel said...

beautiful words and song :)

Natalie said...

Happy Easter Allison! Your eggs are beautiful!

Jessica @ Lovely Little Things said...

Beautiful post, girl!
Happy Easter!

Oh and the eggs are super cute, too ;)

xo

Kira said...

I hope you had a great Easter!

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

I'm with you on Easter taking on more meaning as I get older. Just this year Christopher and I were talking about how we have celebrations all month long in December to celebrate the birth of Christ, but when we celebrate His sacrifice for us AND His resurrection (big deal!)... we just dye some eggs and call it a day. We are wanting to incorporate new traditions into our Easter for next year. We want our kids to grow up knowing how important it is to stop and remember the resurrection of our Savior!

meg mcilvaine said...

Thank you for that beautiful reminder. So thankful for all my Savior has done for me!

P.S. love the easter eggs! i pinned this so i can remember to try the natural egg dyes next year!