Monday, April 09, 2012

Vivid Imagination

Maggie: Mom, I've created a new planet. It's called Rica Drona. On Rica Drona, everything is a zebra. The people are zebras. The trees are zebras. [brief pause] Well.... everything but the grass are zebras. The grass is just grass. If the grass was zebras, then all those zebras would not have anything to eat. 

Sunday, April 08, 2012

The Sad Things Come Untrue

"The angel asked them, 'What are you doing here? This is a tomb and tombs are for dead people.' 

The women couldn't speak.

'Jesus isn't dead anymore! he said. 'He's alive again!'

And their hearts leapt. And then the angel laughed with such gladness that they felt, for a moment, as if they had woken from a nightmare...

...And it seemed to her [Mary] that morning as she ran, almost as if the whole world had been made anew, almost as if the whole world was singing for joy– the trees, tiny sounds in the grass, the birds... her heart. 

Was God really making everything sad come untrue? Was he even making death come untrue? She couldn't wait to tell Jesus's friends. 'They won't believe it!' She laughed."

                                        -Sally Lloyd-Jones, The Jesus Storybook Bible

Happy Easter!