Monday, April 09, 2007

Resurrection Sunday

On Sunday morning, just after the sun came up, we gathered with brothers and sisters of many nationalities on a forested hilltop to worship God through the hearing of his Word, prayer, and song. Beginning our worship in cloudy and windy weather, we finished by singing praises to our risen Lord as the sun broke through the clouds.

Afterward, we enjoyed a picnic breakfast and a time of warm fellowship, sharing colored eggs, cinnamon rolls and Moravian Easter cake. The sheep strolled in to enjoy the grass and wildflowers.

After nearly everyone had packed up and began heading back to Amman, dear husband suggested to the husband of the remaining family that we seize the opportunity to take a hike through the countryside on such a beautiful morning. Truly, there won't be many more spring days like this one.

This picture, of the kids racing/walking ahead of the adults, who enjoyed lingering along the trail to enjoy the beauty of the day and the scenery, reminded of the the passage we'd heard earlier that morning, Luke 24, and of the disciples walking with the un-recognized Jesus on the road to Emmaus:

"'Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things and enter into his glory?' And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself."

As the brother who taught the Word that morning remarked, "That would be one great Bible Study to be in on!"


Anonymous said...

mom recently sent me the link to your blog, and this entry was a beautiful taste of home. i have not been able to find an easter service that compares to the mountain side services in jordan. somehow they were magical. i am glad to hear that this beautiful tradition has not ended.

Patti said...

Amen! It sounds like a memorable day.