“In the fullest sense, Easter is a new way of life — in which we are ‘dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus’ (Romans 6:11),” called to do justice, love mercy and give selflessly.
Celebrating the Season of Easter (50 days from Resurrection Sunday to Pentecost Sunday) and participating in resurrection living doesn’t mean life is going to be any easier.
Pain, suffering, brokenness, evil and death still exist and will continue for some time, but not forever. In resurrection, we are assured that even in the worst of times “neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 8:38-39)”
Or put another way, dear friends and readers…
Easter is coming, it is here.
Death has lost its sting, love has cast out fear
An empty tomb changes everything, the way toward hope for a better day (and tomorrow) is clear…