Tuesday, April 26, 2011
every morning when i wake up, i check the weather forecast for the day.
i'll admit, i get slightly bummed when i see the drizzle rain-drops and gray clouds.
but then i get excited to wear galoshes and have an excuse to sing "singin' in the rain", and to have a cozy movie day inside.
sometimes several of those cozy days inside can make me go bananas and so we get brave and wet as we trek to the library or target to peruse the $1 spot.
and just when those rainstorms feel like they are going to last forever and ever, they pass.
and i wake up one morning to see warmth and sunshine and blue skies in the forecast.
i feel my heart skip a beat.
and all i want to do is wiggle my toes in the grass like Rapunzel and sing a song about running and racing outside.
i feel rejuvenated.
i was thinking about this weather stuff when i was in the shower this morning.
and it made me think of the Savior's resurrection, which has been on my mind, just has it has been on yours.
how sorrowful and dark it must have felt when He died.
sometimes i try to imagine being Mary, His earthly mother- how horrible it must have been to watch her son endure all that He did, all throughout His life, including Gethsamane and finally the cross.
knowing all that she knew, her heart must have been so sad when she saw Him treated the way He was.
it must have felt so cold. and bleak. and almost like the sadness would last forever and ever.
but rainstorms always end.
and on the other side will always be a miracle.
because sunshine and warmth and blue skies came.
and sometimes i try to imagine what it must've been like to be Mary on that third day, too. to see first-hand the empty tomb. to see Him, in His resurrected body. to realize that He conquered death. that He not only died for all of us, but that He now lives for all of us.
i am the first to admit that i have a lot to learn.
i am not a scholar.
or as great of a scriptorian as i wish i was.
but i do know the most precious truth that can be found on this earth:
that Jesus Christ died for me. and you. and all of us.
and that now He lives.
and to me that's amazing because through His death and resurrection, He made it possible for us all to conquer death.
so we can be together again someday.
with our families. and with Him. and our Father.
and to me, that's the warmest sunshine i've ever felt.