Sunday, April 12

Once we were slaves

So it's not the Easter I was expecting. I am home - actually the whole family is home - and you guessed it, we are sick. I have the swollenest, nastiest tonsils you ever have seen. I used a bunch of home remedies but when I looked at them at 9 I dug out some amoxicillin that I had in the cupboard and don't even ask why/how etc. Too complicated. And I am at half mast today so my explanation wouldn't make much sense anyway.

I am really excited about celebrating Christ's resurrection. Last night I had to do a quick errand so I took my feverish self out and about. On the way I was listening to public radio and Prairie Home Companion was just starting. Garrison Keeler had a Jewish musical guest on who sang a traditional Passover song that made me cry - not because of its beauty, but because we as Christians can have the same refrain -

"Once we were slaves, now we are free people!"

How often do I remember that I was a slave to sin, that there was nothing NOTHING I could do to escape? How often do I live as someone who was purchased by Christ's blood and set free??

Today I am praising God for His grace shown in His death and resurrection. And I am praising Him for my freedom in Christ. If you haven't heard how you can be freed from the power of sin, today would be a good day to view this presentation that clearly explains how you can sing with us - "Once we were slaves, now we are free people!"

6 comments:

Karen said...

So sorry you all are sick today, Jenny! Your sweet attitude is a blessing, however. The Son has made us free--we are free indeed!

dan and cheryl forbes said...

WE are sorry and sad that you are sick, too! We will be bringing some Easter dinner to you today, hopefully before church tonight. We missed you all today......
HE IS RISEN....He is our ALL in ALL.....Celebrate!!!!!!
Prayers & Hugs, mom & dad

Carrie said...

Oh, what a bummer to be sick on Easter!! I hope you will all be feeling much, much better soon!!! And that this is the very LAST sickness in your family for a long, long time!! :)

Momma Rae and the Deputy said...

oh me too.. Jacob was working.... I got no special easter meal...just toater waffles ..lol and I be sick too!! I hope you get so much better really QUICK....

Tim and Richelle said...

sorry... :-(

Curt and Sarah said...

I heard that same song on the same program, and thought those same thoughts, Jenny. Remembering God's elaborate illustrations stuns me sometimes.