The paradox of death and life, and of risk and resurrection, are quite simply the essence of the Easter story. For indeed we are promised that death and darkness are not the end; new life and hope await each of us.
True to Jesus’s style in his mortal life, it wasn’t the rich and powerful who were first in the kingdom of heaven, nor the first to receive the news of his resurrection.
May we all be willing to have outward-looking perspectives, anticipating joy, living generously, appreciating God’s surprises, believing in miracles and sharing the good news with others.
What does it mean to set my mind on things above and trust my creator?
Challenges are a part of living, and sometimes all we can do is trust that in one way or another, God will restore us.
We have such comforting words from the Lord to meditate on today: “I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you.”
The verses during this Holy Week leading up to Easter encourage us to think about life through the lens of celebrating, praising, rejoicing and joy.
If we take time to dwell upon the darkness of the Last Supper, it makes the anticipation for Easter morning all the greater.
If we ask the right questions and listen with the right spirit, the God of the universe may well answer.
Without God’s rescue we would continue to live in this brokenness and we would never be able to see true light!