He is Risen!
He is Risen Indeed!
Those who came to the grave of Jesus weren't prepared to be amazed. They came expecting to mourn the death of their teacher. Their son. Their brother. Their friend.
Instead, what they found was a risen Lord!
A risen Saviour!
Isn't this indicative of us?
Don't we come on most days, expecting to find the body of a dead man in the tomb?
Really. Be honest.
Because as I look at life, and as I look at those who claim to be followers of our risen Lord Jesus, I cannot tell them apart from the world.
They fear tomorrow.
Their faces are drawn downward.
They have no joy.
Yesterday The Hired Hand and I came home from a day out together and this is what we found in our pasture!!!
Oh what joy filled my heart!!!
I knew they were coming. They are just here to help me maintain my pastures until we move....but still, I was amazed at what peace and joy they brought me. Both The Hired Hand and I went to swap howdies with them and to just enjoy their presence.
While in Texas in February I texted my friend Kelly and asked if she would like to bring some sheep over to graze this summer. They will save me an additional 3 hours on the mowing EVERY week!
32! I was amazed!!! Giddy! Just over the moon!!!
Since it was moooooving day, this little fella hopped on the trailer with the sheep and came along for the ride.....he enjoyed the taste of our fresh green grass and told his MooMama.....see ya, I'm stayin! So, for the lack of a better name, I'm calling him Buddy...because he still has his B*#@s! Yes, he's a bull calf and so I must always remember his goal in life is to find a lady! Neve turn your back on them....EVER!
Jake remembered his puppy years and instantly how fond he was of the calves he first learned to corral and pal around with!!! He wants in there to play with Buddy....but I don't think so!
These are the youngest little lambs....SO SO cute!!!
I just ewwwed and ahhhhed and I am amazed at how much peace they brought back to me....just to watch them be sheep.
I don't really have to do anything but look at them. I offered to take care of their water everyday and I'll rotate pastures, but this is a deal for me!
A pure and amazing deal!!!
Is there anything in life more beautiful then lambs on a spring pasture?
He makes me to lie down in green pastures.
He restores my soul.
Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death.
I will fear no evil.
For you are with me.
Come on.....let's be amazed not just today but everyday!
Amazed first that God so loved the world that He gave His one and ONLY Son.
Amazed that we really have nothing to fear.
Amazed that He gives new life.
Amazed that each and every day is a miracle and should be lived as such.
Amazed at the JOY He gives and the JOY that can be found in the simple pleasures of life....like lambs on a spring pasture.