What does Easter, a chocolate egg and a broken tooth have in common this Holy Week 2016.
There is always a lesson in life experiences, if we pay attention. I’d like to share one of perspective this week.
You may have heard of Sarris Candies, located near Pittsburgh, PA. Well, let me tell you, they have the best chocolate ever!
My niece was selling their 1 lb. chocolate eggs for a school fundraiser. I did not want to pay $18 for a chocolate egg nor did I want the sugar and pounds in and on my body. But I love my nieces and want to support their causes when I can. So I bought an egg. The Chocolate Meltaway Egg. Chocolate outer shell with a creamy center. oh my!
After dinner I opened my 1 lb. Chocolate Meltaway Egg to have a small piece. My head said, “get a knife and cut off a piece” but my mouth said, “just bite it like an apple.” My mouth won. The chocolate shell is slightly hard so I should have gone to the kitchen and used a knife to break off a piece. But no, instead, as I bit into this chocolate meltaway, the best ever chocolate egg, my veneer broke in half on my eye tooth. Nice.
The dentist told me it was probably already cracked and biting the hard chocolate just finished the process. So he fixed it and said to schedule an appointment to replace it in a couple month’s. A new veneer is over $1000. Nice.
Easter reminds me of brokenness. Jesus. His beaten body on the cross. For me. For you. I don’t completely understand why He had to die a horrible death so that I can live with Him in eternity someday. Faith tells me I don’t need to understand, just simply believe what the Bible tells me. And live it out.
Life on earth is full of brokenness, sadness and heartache. Yes, there is good and blessings in this life too.
Easter also reminds me of new life. There are buds on the trees and daffodils popping up out of the dirt. There are signs of new life all around me here in Ohio. When you give your life to Jesus, you begin a new life. One with Peace, Hope and Love to name a few. Eternal life with Him is promised.
I was upset over this tooth, blaming myself for being so careless. This broken tooth will now cost me a bundle to replace but my sin cost Jesus his life. How’s that for a perspective?
Life happens. We are broken. Broken tooth and broken hearts. Broken bodies. Jesus went to that cross but His Father already had a plan. A plan includes you and I, but we must believe it, accept it and live it.
Please pray with me.
Dear Heavenly Father,
Sometimes life hurts. We have broken hearts, broken bodies and broken spirits. I’m grateful that You have a plan; A plan of salvation for those of us who confess our sin and turn from it. I believe Jesus died for me. I ask you to please forgive me of my sins and I repent. I want to follow you, obey you and trust you as my Lord and Savior. In Jesus name. Amen
Welcome to the family of God! Happy Easter to you and yours.
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