A time when life springs forth, the tomb is opened and the grave is overcome. Where there was death and mourning only three days ago….there is rejoicing now.
There have been situations this past year where we have stared at death’s face and wondered where the hope was. In some of those cases, we were privileged to see the stone pushed back and the light be released, beaming, from the face’s of those who healed completely. We have seen the healing of bodies and the mending of families and the hope for futures grow.
In others, we saw the stones pushed over the graves and we sit, confident in hope that we will see those same stones cast aside on a day where life will return to those still bodies, where the broken relationships will be mended, and the injustices will be righted.
We are reminded by the resurrection of our Lord that we have confidence in what He won for us and hope in what is yet to come. That in the darkest of times, there may be the brightest hope just days into the future.
We rejoice in the redemption we see now, and wait expectantly for the redemption that is yet to come.
The grave is open. The tomb is empty. Christ is risen.