I’ve been trying for the last 2 weeks to walk at least a mile every morning and I’ve been increasing it slowly- I ‘m up to 3.2 miles -getting ready for a 5K. Unfortunately, my knees have not been on the same game plan, even though I have sent them the memo! One of the drugs I have to take (for 5 years) is horrible on the joints-almost crippling. Jogging is out – my knees explode with the simplest of tasks, so I have resigned myself to walking. One of the great things I have discovered is the power of music while moving. I crack myself up – the first time I put on the earphones, I literally thought I was Rocky off to train for the greatest fight of his life. I took off lightening speed out of the driveway. The truth is the only difference from the day before was Music!
The other day I read a story that my cousin’s boyfriend had posted about a weird phenomena that had occurred in Pakistan. A huge flood covered a community so much that the residents had to evacuate. When the people returned the water was still spread out over most of the devastated area, however the trees were completely covered with spider webs. When the floods came, the spiders took refuge in the trees. It was creepy and had a ghastly appearance, but there was also something amazing that happened! The presence of all these spider webs brought forth something of life giving value– a net for the mosquitoes. The mortality rate due to malaria is 16% in this rural area! You can image the joyful sounds even after a devastating flood –life would continue, perhaps even stronger.
While walking I pondered on these two concepts. As Easter is approaching –I’ve decided that this is exactly what Easter is… the music of life from the power of Resurrection! We need a reality check of what Easter means Everyday! What makes you preserve? Maybe it’s music, the strength of friends, laughter, or even prayer. This is what we call our encouragements, however - I call it Easter! In the middle of a crisis, there is always a thread of wonder. What seems hopeless or over may just be the beginning of something new. That’s all Easter too! I’m challenged to look at problems in a completely different light; it is a place to find the music - the music of Easter.Praises to You my Blessed Redeemer!