Sunday, 8 April 2012

HE IS RISEN!


I’m sitting here overlooking the Didinga hills as I wait for my brownies to cook.  I see the last bit of purple light quietly shutting the door of day and allowing the moon to have it’s moment of splendor. It’s cool and humid this evening.  The clouds are threatening to lose their prisoners of liquid, giving us the blessing of rain and the promise of green. For the last few weeks the smell of burning fields and gardens has been a constant aroma, a smell speaking of the anticipation to be found in planting.  

As I sit here, I think of you, knowing that you may just now beginning your Easter traditions and preparations.  This thought makes me smile.  I do hope your day will be as blessed as mine was.
This morning I put on my best dress and then promptly spilt coffee on it.  We had an amazing feast of pancakes and sweet bread and homemade yogurt and canned peaches.  Kim did my hair. I went to church and taught Sunday school. Though I was tempted to skip ahead to Jesus’ resurrection, I didn’t…  We just finished studying Creation and I want to go all through the whole Bible chronologically, to ensure everyone has a firm foundation and understanding.

After church, Kim and I went into the woods, took pictures and enjoyed the trees and cool air.
Tonight the whole compound will share in yet another feast (hence the making of the brownies).  We are eating a turkey; I haven’t eaten meat for two months, so this is exciting!

Aside from the food and the pleasant weather, this day brings with it such hope for me. We’ve been praying and I would ask you to pray with us, that the way before us would be clearly directed and that we would not move to the left or right, but move only in the Spirit of God. Pray for us!

May the Son of Man be glorified in all the earth! He is risen, He has conquered death and sin… He is risen indeed!
Happy Resurrection Sunday!
                  Abbi
Me and Kim today in the forest. :)
                                    

2 comments:

  1. He is risen indeed - Yuri

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  2. Nicely described, Abigail. We are so proud of you!

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