Last night, a family member telephoned me and we hadn’t talked in over a year. That is not unusual since this person has a history of irritating people in the family. We visited for over an hour and it was the most pleasant conversation we had ever had. As I had picked up the phone and saw the name, my first thought was “Oh no” and immediately caught my thought and quickly prayed to see God’s child instead. John 11:44 reads “And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes; and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus said unto them, ‘Loose him and let him go.'”
This reminded me to release preconceived opinions and know the Truth about God’s creation that He found “very good”. Being Easter week-end, I had also prayed to know that “He is risen!” and to raise my thoughts as well. Letting go of condemnation, bitterness, harsh judgments and other negativity, I am leaving room for joy!