Sunday, April 12, 2020

Easter, a Time of Resurrection

This morning while we were listening to an on-line Easter service, a little bird tapped on the windowpane in Elliot's office.  Curious, we turned around to take a look.  

To our surprise, the bush below began to stir and a female cardinal appeared on a branch.  

The visit seemed so deliberate, I looked up the symbolism:  The female cardinal joins in whistling with her mate, which is unusual among birds.  This reflects a need to listen to our own inner voice (the feminine) more closely for our health, and well-being.  Since most birds are usually quiet and camouflaged, a cardinal most always reflects a need to assert the feminine aspects of creativity, and intuition more strongly. Remember everything you do is of importance. 

Easter is a time of resurrection!  A time to expect a wonderful resurrection in areas in which you have been feeling crucified. During this tragic pandemic, it may seem that the world is a very dark, empty place, but God is ever-present.   

As Dr. Paul S. James writes: "Christ's resurrection changed Mary from a mourner into a messenger; it changed Thomas from a doubter into a believer; it changed Peter from a denier into a preacher; and it changed Paul from a persecutor into a missionary. 

For early Christians the Easter event became an Easter experience, a cleansing, life changing, transforming experience. Today nearly 2000 years later, that Easter event is still the greatest hope in a world of fear and confusion."

Mary Magdalene returned to the tomb early Sunday morning to finish preparing Jesus' body for burial. Instead of finding a body, she found a resurrected Christ. What joy!  But would the disciples believe her?

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen

(Ref. Animal-Speaks by Ted Andrews)

Photo from Wikimedia Commons

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