Friday, April 5, 2013

Five Minute Friday...what to do after...

It's Five Minute Friday time again. That time every week where we all head over to Lisa-Jo's and are given one word and five minutes to write about that word. The fun is no editing is allowed, just our random thoughts and whatever comes to mind. I've been taking a bit of a blogging break lately, but my brain is always ready for Five Minute Friday! Today's word is AFTER.


After is a funny word. Usually it means the fun is over, that whatever you had been looking forward to is done. We plan and plan for events and before you know it they are done, and life continues as normal afterwards.

Sunday we celebrated Easter. We all planned for it, parents planned egg hunts, moms bought their kids Easter outfits, many hams were bought in anticipation for a scrumptious meal, churches printed more bulletins and prepared for company. So after Easter, after all that planning, does our life go on as normal? I hope not!

Jesus rose from the dead! This is something that is life changing, this is something that we shouldn't just celebrate on Easter. Easter is a celebration and a time to rejoice, but shouldn't we be that excited every day? Shouldn't we wake up every day and want to shout HE IS RISEN?!

After an encounter with Jesus...life is never normal again!!


8 comments:

  1. I think you had the same thoughts I did about "after." No matter what it's after, you're life is changed. And Easter...Jesus dying on the cross...should definitely be an "after" that is life changing. I loved your post as well! It's hard to get something out in 5 minutes. I just started this, and it's really a great exercise!

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  2. Thank the Lord I'll never again be normal. :) I feel the longing in this and understand your plea. We need to never forget. Keep pressing! Lovely post.

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  3. Great post! I love the line, "Usually [after] means the fun is over." So true and yet as you've pointed out, the real party begins AFTER we meet Jesus. I love that! Taking what could be a negative word and finding the positive! Thanks for writing for five minutes. I've only done it twice but I love it and like you, no matter how busy I am, I think there's always time for Five Minute Friday!

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  4. Amen and amen sister! He is risen indeed! May our lives constantly point to Him. Blessings!

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  5. BRAVO! Easter is my favorite time of year, but I always wonder why each day can't be celebrated the same way. It is so powerful!

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  6. You are so right, Brenda, after on encounter with Jesus life is NEVER EVER the same!

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Thanks for Pondering with me! Let me know your thoughts!