Rainy all day with a forecast of up to 6 inches of water by tomorrow evening. So, it seemed only reasonable to me to make a second pot of coffee this afternoon. And maybe blog about something more cheery...
...like Easter eggs! On Saturday we got all the cousins together to decorate eggs, approximately eight dozen of them. It was Avery's thought to bring the aprons...she's just like that.
They worked for a little while and then were off to play again. Their creations were uninspiring, but they still managed to get the telltale signs of their activities.
We were able to round them up again with the announcement that sundaes were being made. Actually, we let them make their own since we already had a mess anyway.
Could it be any clearer? Our old way of life was nailed to the cross with Christ, a decisive end to that sin-miserable life—no longer at sin's every beck and call!
What we believe is this: If we get included in Christ's sin-conquering death, we also get included in his life-saving resurrection. We know that when Jesus was raised from the dead it was a signal of the end of death-as-the-end. Never again will death have the last word. When Jesus died, he took sin down with him, but alive he brings God down to us.
From now on, think of it this way: Sin speaks a dead language that means nothing to you; God speaks your mother tongue, and you hang on every word. You are dead to sin and alive to God. That's what Jesus did.