Oh, What a Beautiful Morning

Posted on April 17th, 2012

Easter Sunday found a small group of us gathered on the banks of the Chobe River watching the sun rise as we praised and glorified the risen Son.   Keith shared his thoughts on Peter’s words and actions before the crucifixion and later after Peter’s encounter with Jesus on the shore of Galilee as they ate breakfast together.  So much had happened between Friday night and Sunday morning!  

I am thankful for Peter and his willingness to admit fault and yet pick himself up and go on.  He is a true example of what it means to be a disciple of Christ.
After our time of praise, we shared tea, coffee, hot cross buns (a traditional English Easter treat), and chocolate marshmallow eggs (thanks to American culture) as we fellowshipped on the banks of the river.  A lone hippo appeared and added his voice to ours as did the water birds flying and alighting around us.

We spent the day with family and friends sharing our love for each other and Him.  In the evening, we said goodbye to a friend who has been here for about 6 months working as a volunteer with a nature conservation program.  But all through the day, I wondered at the joy and excitement the believers had when they realized it was true, He had risen and lives forever.  How I pray I have that joy in my heart daily.  I serve a risen savior; He is in the world today!  Amen!

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