Easter is LOVE... Meeting Christ...and His love for me--for all--that is Easter.
Lent prepares me to encounter Jesus's great love for me. The 40 days of Lent support me to examine my heart, to strengthen my spiritual muscles, and gather courage to walk with Jesus as He carries his Cross. I pick up my broken self and follow Him with my own cross. On the walk, I learn more and more how to love as He Loved. Easter is the culmination of the reaching, the struggle, the deepened prayer and renewal of faith, the longing that is Lent. The longing to meet Him--running to meet His Love.
I am thankful the weeks and lessons that Lent brings.
I am thankful for Easter in the JOY of His Ressurection. His life that gives me life.
I am thankful for His Love so Great!
"Go out into the world today and love the people you meet. Let your presence light new light in the hearts of people." --Mother Teresa
P.S. The image is of a small Log Cabin Cross quilt I made last year. Held up to the light, it has a bit of the look of a stained glass window...