^^We excitedly tried this neat idea for dying easter eggs using old silk ties as part of our pre-easter celebrations this afternoon (because when you're writing a post on the non-secular part of Easter, you need pictures representing the commercial, naturally).
Over the past couple of months I've made the gradual switch to listening almost exclusively the Christian station K-Love (and a bit of CNN) while I'm driving. I love that my moments in the car, and now the lyrics stuck in my head all day, are inspiring, calming, motivating, and reminding. Its not infrequent that I have tears in my eyes on the way home to the grocery store, or that I walk through the door after a short ride home energized and empowered. One of my very favorite songs at the moment is all about overcoming. Its upbeat, positive, and always tends to be on just when I need the reminder:
You might be down for a moment, feeling like its hopeless, that's when He reminds you: You're an overcomer.With Easter here again, I've been thinking about the idea of overcoming. To me, its about struggle, and its about change. Because Christ overcame everything, I can overcome anything. It means I'm not stuck being who I am, or who I've been. It also means I shouldn't be content 'just the way I am.' Who I am today can and should be better than I was yesterday, and worse than I will be tomorrow. It means that whatever I'm facing right now, whatever any of us are facing, we can overcome.
I think this short film sums up the meaning of Easter, the possibility of overcoming, so beautifully: