We arrived home to Berlin on Sunday after a refreshing visit to the USA. Last night, my son and I moved the wooden figures representing our family's Lenten journey with God. . .
and placed them near the empty tomb on the Easter table!
It's been a long journey (Lent seemed a lot longer than 6 weeks!) with lots of challenges this year,
but the joy of Jesus' resurrection changes everything. When I was a child, because our family was not familiar with the church calender, the Easter season began a couple of weeks before Easter Sunday and then ended on Easter Sunday. Now, I am glad to perceive and be able to share with my children that it is just beginning and we can celebrate it through Pentecost/Whitsunday.
We have learned a lot and been changed by stepping out of our normal rhythms and walking with God through this season. And we are looking forward to what is still to come!