Start To Finish…

God will always finish what He starts.

On the other hand, we do not always finish what we start. Our lives are filled with loose ends…books started but never finished. Promises made but not kept. Home improvement tasks begun but not completed. Intentions made but not followed thru on. Our lives are filled with should haves, would haves, and could haves.

My post is prompted by the fact that Easter is right around the corner and spring is in the air. 

In the Fall, I wrote a piece about how the seasons changing represent the seasons of our lives. It’s spring and we can see how much beauty can come from the “death” of Fall and the “darkness” of Winter. 

Nature is coming back to life and being reborn as something new and beautiful after a dark period of time. The same applies to the seasons of our lives. Feel free to go back and read it if it interests you.

Back to Easter…I’m a Christian. I’m sure not everyone reading this is and that’s okay. I’m not trying to convert ya…just trying to express some thoughts on Christianity’s most important holiday. 

Easter celebrates Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the dead. God sent his Son, Jesus, to die on the cross for our sins. Jesus died for ALL of us knowing we might never love him back. That is true love. 

I was raised in a Christian home. I grew up as a Christian, yet for a time I questioned those beliefs and rebelled. I’d have to say those were some of my darkest days. I no longer believe because of my upbringing. I believe because of my experiences and realizing that God was truly the only one there for me during those dark days. I turned to Him in my darkest hours and He carried me through. I may have given up on Him, but He never gave up on me. 

The testimonies of lives throughout history show the power of the Resurrection. Many have been delivered from addictions. Lives of the destitute and despairing have found hope. Broken marriages have been restored. He will always finish what He starts. 

Like the seasons mirror our changing lives, the Resurection shows us that all things become new through Jesus Christ. 

The tomb was empty yet filled with hope and promise.

I didn’t write the following and I don’t know who to give credit to, but I’ve read it on several occasions and would like to include it….

A lot can happen in just three days. The resurrection teaches us that God will always finish what He started. No matter how dark it looks. No matter how long it’s been. No matter how many people are trying to push you down…if you will stay in faith, God will always take you from Friday to Sunday. He will always complete what he started in you!

I wish you all the best and Happy Easter!

Fun trivia fact…the legend of the Easter bunny bringing eggs appears to have been brought to the United States by Germans who settled in Pennsylvania in the 1700s.