Sunday, April 24, 2011

Have a Glorious Easter!

     Ever since eleven years ago, when Kevin drove over 500 miles to spend four days going to church with me, I’ve been even more aware of God’s ability to bring about lasting transformation, conversion, and new life. It’s still hard to believe how much time has passed since my then boyfriend, now husband accompanied me to the Triduum, and subsequently saw the disparate elements of the Catholic faith in which he was raised come together and move from his head into the depths of his heart.
     Two of the most fervent and frequent prayer requests in my life have been that the Lord would bring Kevin back to Him, that He would grant him the gift of faith, the desire to grow closer to the Source of All Love, and that God would help Kevin and me overcome any obstacles in the way of following His Will for our lives, which we both sincerely hoped from early on in our relationship would include marriage.
     As is so often the case with the Lord’s blessings, neither of us could ever have imagined how we’d grow closer to Our Lord, form an even stronger bond, and come to glorify him as a devout Catholic couple, devoted to serving Him through the Sacrament and covenant of our marriage.
     This is a perfect time of the year for the two of us to slow down and recall the numerous blessings we’ve received since Spring of 2000. God has indeed brought into being the deepest desires of our hearts in ways we could not have foreseen. Strolling down the lane, watching our subsequent parade of Easters together, is certainly cause to rejoice in the new life God gives us, the many reasons to hope in the promises of Our Lord Jesus Christ, which are never broken.
     Christ has died! Christ is risen! Christ will come again! Lord, thank You for the gift of Your own Beloved Son. Help us to find strength in the joy which You give as we walk in Your ways, discern and choose to do Your will, and become holier tabernacles for You. Amen.
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