I hope you all are well. What a strange time and surreal Easter celebration...
In some way, NOT being able to celebrate at a physical church makes it more meaningful to me. I don’t know that I can describe it, but being socially distanced gives me an understanding of how alone - yet how near - to the Father Jesus must’ve felt. Does anyone else feel similar?
I pray that you all are healthy and this day, another family holiday maybe without your beloved estranged children, fills you with hope somehow..
Much love and prayers for you all... Linda Joan, how are you? I think of you and pray for your health often...
HE IS RISEN INDEED!!!! I'm singing the song "Waymaker" over and over as I picture Jesus on the cross making a way for me to be in His presence --- forever. "Waymaker, Miracle Worker, Promise Keeper, Light in the Darkness --- my God, that is who You are!" And now I see Him risen!!!!
I do believe this is my favorite Easter ever ---- mainly because all the glitz, glitter, candy, rush, etc have been pushed out of the way and there is Jesus ---- all I have and all I ever wanted is found in Him. Though I certainly am not suffering during this pandemic, I realize more than ever that if the only 'thing' I have is Jesus, He is enough --- He is more than enough --- He is my everything! So I stand, then kneel, at the foot of the cross last Friday shedding grateful tears for all He has done in His great love. If you don't know Jesus yet as your personal Savior and Lord, please bow down to Him today and accept what He has done for you: sacrificing Himself on the cross for your sin. I made that decision on July 26, 1967 and I have never regretted it one second of my life. "Even when I don't see it, He's working!"
Hi Everyone, I apologize for not checking in on Easter. I agree with both of you about this Easter being so different and even more of a focus ever on our holiest day, the reason for our Salvation. And I loved the TV being engulfed in church services, special music and shows relating to Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection. Even though I have reconciled with my son and family, I must say I enjoyed being home, just my husband and I. Going out to dinner on Easter or gathering at someone's house is wonderful but, like other holidays, some issues can arise...everyone may not be saved, everyone may not like the restaurant chosen or some invited and others not because of family issues. This Resurrection Day, our total focus was on Jesus and what He did for us. It was day without distractions. Thank you, Lord.
I just met a real estate agent and as I was sharing with her about being estranged from my son and just reconciled, she opened up and told me she was going thru the same thing. Apparently, reconciled a little recently, but she told me how alone she felt for years. She just recently learned about parental alienation. Prior to this, she felt like she was to blame for the estrangement and suffered alone with these thoughts for years. She had no idea about estrangement sites, etc. She read a book about estrangement for the first time. I truly feel blessed for having these sites all these years. I made lasting friendships and they really sustained me, especially our Christian one,always reminding me that God was with me and encouraging to not give up and keep trusting.
As we know, our site has really been reduced with members and only occasional posts. She asked for names of some support groups but I believe there are fewer than before. There is one on Facebook. Does anyone know about that one? I did tell her that she needed to be careful because there were some estrangement sites where the admins and members were so angry and bitter and just couldn't seem to get past these feelings. I am just so out of touch and wondering if anyone could help me refer a forum to her. So sad, because she had no idea how prevalent estrangement was and walked the journey feeling so alone and filled with guilt. I really want to be an encourager for her.
And, yes, Linda, are you there? You have always been so faithful in coming on here, even thru your most difficult times. Never complained and just always encouraged each of us. So, now, we are concerned about you. I Will pray and try to reach you. If I reach Linda I will be back here and give an update. Love and prayers....