First off, I'd like to say that I love this holiday. Jesus, food, and family--what's not to love? This morning, after almost a million years of not going, I went to church. And it was honestly one of the best experiences I've had this year. There is nothing more beautiful or encouraging than a room full of people who worship together. I'm one of those people who prefer worship to the preaching because it's my time to express my love for God in any way I see fit. It's a very liberating experience, to say the least. There was this man in the front of the congregation who was sort of doing interpretive dances to the songs. I'm not sure who actually wrote the song, but there's a song titled "I am Free" and one of the lyrics are "I am free to dance." This is the perfect lyric to describe the man who was dancing. He was worshiping God with his entire heart, without a care about who was watching him. It was beauty personified.
This Easter, God renewed my heart. I could talk for days about all the wonderful things that God has done in my life, but instead I'd like to share some Bradley Hathaway lyrics with you. These are from a poem called "No Worries, Today I'm Going To"
"And after that I'll go home, sit on the floor and start singing songs to the one that gave me this joy that I'm feeling, but it's more then just some fleeting feeling, it's eternal truth in which I am reeling.
And then at night I lay my head to rest without the slightest bit of fright or fret knowing I made the day the best I could
And that God truly is good"