Happy Easter! It's here - it's happened - Jesus is risen and we get to eat eclairs!
If there is ANYTHING getting you down today, it's time to smile and sing, because for once it's not actually about us, except in the best possible way. HE loves us! Beyond our wildest dreams! And after His crazy suffering (don't ask me why - He's a mystery!), He has done something we can really appreciate - He has conquered death and sin forever! Vanquished! Done with! Over! Yesterday's news!
Today? Today is a new day lasting 8 days, then 6 more weeks (7 total including the octave) and then - forever! We have entered His new creation! It is "the 8th day" today - God has rested in the tomb, and now He is out and about, greeting friends old and new, loving us to eternity and beyond (if there were such a thing as beyond eternity!)....
I was so tired last night that I wondered if He could do it again. Could He rise without my help? Could He bring Easter joy - to the whole world and to me too?
Well when I woke very early, here is what Marcel and Therese did - they sang this very happy song for me! And now, by God's grace and the magical internet, we can sing it for you too!
Our apologies if French is not your first language (oops) - but you'll enjoy it no matter what language you usually speak (Arabic? Mandarin? Canadian?) and so here it is for your listening and singing pleasure. The main point is "Souris et chante" which means Smile and Sing! And then the lyrics also contain great advice about not being disturbed or troubled because.....Jesus is here! Jesus is listening! (Tell Him everything! That's our advice today!) You can stop crying and chase away your sadness, because voila! Sanctity is a little way of turning sadness into joy!
But if that doesn't move you it is only because I'm bad at translating and more importantly, I'm not singing it to you yet! So click on the link below for EASTER JOY (and don't forget the eclair, or other appropriate substitute) - HE IS RISEN AS HE SAID!!!!
Oh and one more thing: If you can't sing along yet due to not knowing the song (yet), don't worry - you can join in for the "la-la-la"s!
And now, for the whole world we pray today:
Draw me, risen Jesus, and we will RUN!!!!!!!!
and smile, and sing!!!
Oh, and one more one-more-thing:
A VERY HAPPIEST BIRTHDAY to Miss Marcel Michigan and to my father-in-law too!
May Marcel and Therese shower you with heavenly roses this whole birthday Day, Octave, and Season! You hit the jackpot this year!!
And now, click on the title below (souris et chante), then when you're transported to the musical place, give one more click, and then smile and sing!!
SOURIS ET CHANTE
And Happy Easter from all of us here at Miss Marcel's Musings!
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