Easter Sunday

I’ve always found peace in the rain and its many pleasures clearing the old tension, washing away one sin, and heightening the emotional release of Mother Earth. As the wind blows across the trees and the gentle sways become rough, my heart resonates with the strength of emotion and the restoration that comes along with releasing the burdens within one’s heart. As we are in a time where the importance of looking within is emphasized, a lot of feelings have risen.

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

My heart has felt heavy and my thoughts have been swaying to and from as I force myself to look within. I dig deep within my roots to find nourishment and the love of God that lives within. 

He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, Which yields its fruit in its season And its leaf does not wither; And in whatever he does, he prospers. ~ Psalm 1:3

In many ways, the COVID-19 situation can be aligned to the components of Easter. He was treated poorly and died for our sins. Jesus rose from the tomb three days after his crucifixion. During this time of isolation, we have been given a chance to look within while accepting and clearing away the negative components of self. We have been given the opportunity to wash away internal struggles and any emotions that have arisen as a result. We are made new welcoming the realization and gratitude regarding our sins as they are washed away.

Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity And cleanse me from my sin. ~ Psalm 51:2

I am grateful for the moments of stillness that bring forth renewal.

Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me. ~ Psalm 51:1

Easter has been equated to the meaning of the season of the growing sun” or “the season of new birth.” With this new season of living, we find the light in our souls and the Holy Spirit lives within us. East equates to the same roots thus equating to changing seasons. We dig deep to uncover our hidden wounds. Yet, when the women went to the tomb to worship, they found it empty. How beautiful is it that, we too, can empty ourselves of burden and guilt as we embrace God’s gift to us of eternal life. 

Just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. ~ Romans 6:4

Happy Easter!

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. ~ John 3:16




8 responses to “Easter Sunday”

  1. Wise Hearted Avatar

    The reminder of Easter meaning of new birth is even more fitting this year. No one knows exactly how our world will be after this threat of the virus is gone. I think it will be better because there are such valuable lessons to be learned from all that is taking place now. I for one am growing deeper in my trust of the Lord, of being able to flex to what is for this day or even this hour. We are suppose to move the end of April and every day I get up my husband has a new idea of what that looks like, one day we are taking everything, the next we only taking essentials. The morning he told me he was tired of making so many changes, and I said, me to. Which means we must lean into Him and trust He has a plan and if we are open we will know when it comes. Great post.

  2. Tina Avatar

    Beautiful, Kiki! I love all the metaphor! <3 You ended this so lovely with emptying our selves from burden and guilt. It reminds me that when we are emptied of these things we can then be filled with the abundance of God’s love to overflowing. <3

    1. growingthroughsomething Avatar

      Amen! I appreciate your thoughts so very much! <3

  3. K.L. Hale Avatar

    Beautiful post! 💚

  4. bereavedandbeingasingleparent Avatar

    That’s such a beautiful post. I’m so sorry this is late. But Happy Easter.

    1. growingthroughsomething Avatar

      No worries at all! Today is Easter Sunday for the Greek Orthodox so technically you’re right on time! I hope you had a lovely Easter!

  5. The Eclectic Contrarian Avatar
    The Eclectic Contrarian

    Happy late Easter!

    The sound of rain encapsulates us and I think it’s a feeling of safety. Like we become invisible with our surroundings.

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