Victory is secured…

“Today we celebrate the gift of victory over every fall we have ever experienced.”

Jeffrey R. Holland

Today we have a clear voice calling us forward out of the darkness. We have to be willing to listen…

‘He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.’ Matthew 28:6 NIV

Hope comes from a gift of love…

“Good Friday and Easter free us to think about other things far beyond our own personal fate, about the ultimate meaning of all life, suffering, and events; and we lay hold of a great hope.”

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Hope is such a powerful word. Hope is what allows you to do extraordinary things and extend meaning beyond your current circumstances. Hope is what enables you to see beyond today and do the hard and necessary work for tomorrow.  

Our ability to have hope is due to an incredible gift of love. Because of love, we have hope. I can’t imagine life without either one. Especially on Good Friday…

Happy Easter!

“Easter is meant to be a symbol of hope, renewal, and new life.”

Janine de Giovanni

Easter morning is a great time to pause and reflect on our hope, opportunity for renewal, and the new life before us. It is natural to do this on Easter but what prevents us from pausing more regularly through the year to do the same thing?

This thought reminds me of one of my favorite books and movies to read and watch during the holidays; “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens. At the end of the book Scrooge utters the line “I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.” How different would our lives be if we did the same thing through the lens of Easter? What if you simply made what many of us do naturally on Easter a much more regular and intentional act?

“Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?” John 11:25-26 ESV

He is Risen! Happy Easter!

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