Wednesday, April 11, 2012

There Are No Words

I hate it when I post simply a song or a photo for something.

As Good Friday and Easter came along, I felt as though I should post something.

After all - what happened on Good Friday and Easter are kind of what my entire faith is based on.

Everyone else was posting - so I felt I must post as well.

So I shared a video and the lyrics to a hymn we sang at our Good Friday service at church. It was the best I could do, even though I knew people would see it as one of those typical Christian girl blog cliches.

Here's the thing . . .


I don't have any other way to share what happens in my heart on Good Friday and Easter.

There are no words. Which is odd considering how much I talk and write.

Those songs are the only way I can express what it is.

Because it's something you don't just talk about in order for someone to understand.

They have to experience it for themselves.

I can talk until I'm blue in the face about how much Jesus loves us, his sacrifice, and how amazing Easter morning is. But no one will get it until they actually experience it themselves.

I'm not just referring to emotions. Yes, emotions are part of it, but emotions change day by day. Heck, they change hour by hour and minute by minute. I'm talking about something so much deeper that it cannot be expressed in words.

Knowing just how much Jesus loves me.

Truly clinging to the "old rugged cross" and trying to wrap your mind (and heart) around all that it means. Not just the pretty necklace people wear - but the true meaning of that cross and holding onto it for dear life because there is nothing greater, sadder, truer, or more beautiful.

The joy of Easter morning and remembering how Jesus is not dead, and never will be again. That he is alive and he has defeated all of the evil of this world. Then trying to explain to people how Easter isn't about the cross it's about LIFE.

Good Friday is about the cross and the sacrifice.

Easter is about NEW LIFE and DEFEAT OVER EVIL.

On Good Friday and Easter morning when I ponder on these things and really open myself up to them...

There are no words.

So I share the songs instead - because that's the closest I can get.

I don't share because it's what you are "supposed" to do. I share because I want everyone to experience and know just how loved they are. How free they can truly be.

There just aren't the words to fully express that.

Also- I'm not doing the 30 Day Photo Challenge anymore. I just wasn't getting into it. But I am still looking for guest bloggers to write about the theme of the month: April Fools!


  1. This post is great Emmy. I felt just the same about writing something for Easter on my blog, and so I didn't write anything at all! I've really appreciated reading Easter posts like yours though, so thanks :)

    1. I'm so glad I'm not the only one who can't describe it! So good for you for resisting the urge to write anything lol. :D


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