The Monday after Easter is a holiday in Moldova. Nearly everything is closed, and our girls are enjoying a couple days of spring break. And after a full day yesterday, the day off sounds wonderful.
The activity of Easter is interesting. Days are full of services, meals, and activity. We had our morning service in our Moldovan church (a 3 hour service!), then a short lunch with our Moldova team, then we were off to the International Fellowship service.
Our day was typical of lot of people. The celebrations of full of hidden eggs, chocolate bunnies, sunrise services, special music, and huge dinners. And yes, we celebrated the resurrection of Jesus Christ, and all that it means to us now.
Yet I wonder if my activity missed the simpleness of meeting the risen Lord at the tomb, in the quietness of the moment, alone with the realization of what had happened. I wonder if we stop and stare at the tomb, surprised and shocked by its emptiness. I wonder if we take the time to be alone with Him...no music, no meals, no candy, no activity.
Our Christ is risen. Truly, truly...He is risen.
Our Lord lives among us.