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The Day In Between

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We celebrate Good Friday, we worship in eternal gratefulness Resurrection Sunday, but there is a day in between. This morning I was thinking of this day in between. What was that day like?

We often give Jesus’ followers a bad rap, we talk about how they did not believe, how they hid away. This day in between must have been so confusing. Their King, friend, teacher, Shepard had died before their very eyes. I’m sure they all had stories in their heads about how Jesus’ capture and crucifixion would go. Think about it, if you walked with him every day and saw the incredible miracles how would you imagine the end? I think I would imagine Jesus’ saving himself, or God’s army of angels giving those soldiers what they rightfully deserved. I know I would have been in that room with all the others trying to make sense of what I just saw. How can you make sense of that with our earthly bound, finite minds. We often can’t make sense of the death of a loved one who was not God, how could you make sense of God in human form dying?

I don’t blame them for hiding out, for being confused. At the very least taking time to re-group. Grief is a strong powerful thing to our human minds, sometimes it takes hiding out, returning to the familiar to get our bearings.

On this day in between I wonder, what was happening? Was Martha making sure everyone was fed? Was Mary sitting in a corner of the room weeping? What were the disciples thinking? Were the discussions amid their grief centered around what’s next? Were they feeling left behind, a little betrayed? Were they wondering if the last few years were real? This just did not happen like they thought it might.

If we are honest would not we have reacted in the same manner? I know I would have gone to the familiar to re-group, maybe even hide. I know I would have been wondering if I had just given the last few years of my life to a dream that just blew up. I think about the things of so much less magnitude that shake our faith, make us doubt, Jesus’ followers were human with feelings like ours. Let’s give them a little grace this season, understand how confused and grief stricken they were.

Take a minute, try to imagine what this day in between held, what you would be feeling and doing. Then celebrate with all of creation for the next day, the day that brought unbelievable, uncontainable joy to all.

Have a blessed Resurrection Day!

I love where I live

Thursday morning was a beautiful morning – low lying fog with the morning sun painting it slightly pink. It was beautiful. I could have spent a lot of time taking pictures but I only had a few minutes to capture a few on my way to work.

I took this from the middle of our road looking east.

This barn is on a road we don’t normally drive to work but some mornings that I drive in by myself I take this road. I love this barn. In the next picture you will notice tons of black specks, these are birds leaving the barn. It was pretty cool to watch.

Later that afternoon as turned onto our road I spotted the crop duster. I have been wanting to get pictures of this for a long time, but he usually dusted while I am working. He flew right over the top of our house a couple times.

On the way to Florence for the weekend we spotted this old abandoned cabin along side one of the back roads –

It was a great picture taking day!

Sunday Best

Here are a few of my favorites from the week. I think this one of the abandoned house I took Saturday is my favorite. I would have loved to have gone in or gotten closer but there was a no trespassing sign, so a took a couple from a turn out on the road.

I wonder what the story behind the house is. What happened to cause it to be abandoned? Back in it’s prime I imagine it was an amazing house. There were several outbuildings still standing around it also. Abandoned house always send my mind wandering.

Here are a couple more favs –

I am linked up at Your Sunday Best