Don’t Be Afraid of Silence This Easter


What are you going to blog about for Easter?

This question has been rolling around in my head for days. I have been mulling over different topics and angles that I could write about.

I sat down to write yesterday, but no words came. I started different kinds of posts, editing before I had even written a word. Nothing felt right.

I pondered and thought deeply about what the resurrection of Jesus means. I thought about what it means to me personally.

I thought about the cross, the symbol of shame turned to a catalyst of redemption.

I thought about how Jesus suffered a rebel’s death that was meant for me.

I thought about the victory of the resurrection and its eternal impact upon humanity.

And I realized that there was so much to be completely dumbfounded by. I struggled to find words to describe the weight of the events we remember on Easter.

In the silence of my meditation, I began to care less about my writer’s block and more about my Savior.

Remembering the Resurrection most definitely calls for joyful celebration and loud rejoicing, but we shouldn’t be afraid to sit in silent awe of our Savior’s love.

There is something precious about dumbfounded awe that I had honestly forgotten. Having no words to describe the weight of the pain, the depth of His love, and the beauty of redemption reminded me of how deserving Jesus is of my devotion, worship, and love.

Friend, I hope you celebrate loudly this weekend. I hope you sing your heart out and praise the Lord for His goodness and power. But I also hope you allow yourself to experience the beauty of silent awe.

Allow yourself to be at a loss for words and just be in awe of Jesus. Give yourself time to think about what His death burial and resurrection means for you.

Happy Easter, friend. He is Risen!

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.
1 Peter 1:3 ESV

-Alathia

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  1. Alathia, you truly echoed what’s been on my heart this Easter. Thank you for the reminder of how beautiful it is to sit before our Saviour in silent awe and wonder. May your Easter be richly blessed! ❤

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