Sunday, April 20, 2014

Reflections for Easter

A friend once told me that to truly meditate on a scripture you read it, say it, write it, sing it, and pray it. Lately, hand-lettering and calligraphy have become my way of meditating on scripture and having quiet time. It forces me to stop and focus on just one scripture (or just a small piece of one scripture) and to really meditate on it as I write it out.

I saw this scripture the week before Easter, and got to spend some time dwelling on the beauty and significance of Jesus. More than I'd like to admit, it's all too easy to become numb to the story of the cross. This easter may we find ourselves overcome by a new wave of the mystery and wonder of Jesus' death and resurrection. May we be fascinated again and again by the man who traded His name for ours--who swallowed up death forever.
He will swallow up death forever; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from all faces, and the reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth, for the LORD has spoken. It will be said on that day, “Behold, this is our God; we have waited for him, that he might save us. This is the LORD; we have waited for him; let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation.”
- Isaiah 25:8-9

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