Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Glad Påsk!

The sanctuary was completely dark, except for the smallest bit of light over the podium where I read from. It was completely silent, except for my heels on the hardwood as I trod to the door leading outside to a fire on the church's balcony and then approached the Christ candle with my tiny one lit.
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. In the Word was life, and the life was the light of all humanity. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it." -- John 1
Somehow the truths struck more true that Easter Eve.

By the end of the evening we'd reflected on Christ as the light of the world, we'd reflected on our baptism into His death, and, at the stroke of midnight, we'd shared in The Last Supper, and the lights went on, and we sang out Hillsong's "Mighty to Save" with a new gusto.

And we sang this song, which I'd never heard before and now CANNOT get enough of....

We were a small gathering. Maybe there were 20 of us gathered bravely in the middle of the night for The Well's Easter vigil. But it was a powerful meeting of symbolism and scripture. I was so blessed to be involved.

This is my third Easter in Sweden. Once when I was 14 staying with my Aunt and Uncle, once last year when I first arrived back in Sweden, and once now. My weekend was full of church activities (organizing a 'Passion of the Christ' viewing, organizing worship for Rescue Mission, helping to lead the vigil with The Well, then helping to prepare for an Easter party with The Well on Easter Monday) but also of great reflection which fueled my heart to just worship Him for all that He is... again.

And to feel so thankful. So beyond thankful. But unable to express it in words.
Thank You, Jesus. Words fail me. Just, thank You.

Naturally, over the holidays, I missed my family. Alot. My nieces and nephews especially! Just have a look :)
All 4 of them at my mom and dad's on Easter Day. Cuties!

These stunning photos of my Abby & Emmy & Kenan were taken by a family friend who is just starting up a photography business!
Check her out: http://www.danajphoto.com


Hannah said...

Wow- how neat. I want to come and be a part of it. What a neat way to make sure you are celebrating what truly happened.

I'm sure Dana loves your promoting her business too. She is such a sweetheart Leah!

Deb said...

Mmmm ~ I LOVE Fernando Ortega and his music....it's so meaningful, very moving, and yet soothing! I'd heard this song before, but had not seen the music video ~ thanks for sharing it with us : )
Praying for you!

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