Tuesday, April 5, 2011
An Easter challenge
A couple years ago I read through the book of Luke prior to Easter. I'm planning to do that again this year.
Starting a week from today - Tuesday April 12 - I plan to read two chapters from Luke every day. In doing so, I will read the entire book of Luke by Easter. Two chapters a day seems quite doable, and will take me through the birth, life, death and end with the resurrection of Christ.
Spending 12 days leading up to Easter focused on the life, sacrifice of Christ on the cross and the miracle of His resurrection, will help prepare my heart and mind for the incredible celebration of Easter.
Because you see...
I've already made plans to celebrate Easter with family this year.
I've already looked in the closet to see what dress Lauren might wear for Easter.
I've already thought about the Easter Egg Hunt outreach our church holds on the 23rd and what fun that will be for the kids.
I've already bought - and eaten - Easter candy.
What I haven't yet done is take time to think about the miracle of Easter. The reason we celebrate. The foundation of my faith and all I believe rests upon the fact that we love, serve and believe in a risen Savior.
I do not want Easter 2011 to pass me by without taking time to still my heart and acknowledge the miracle of this celebration.
Would you consider joining me in this Easter challenge? If so, leave an "I'm in" comment and I'll be praying for each of us as we open our hearts and minds to the most incredible story ever written.