We are living as Easter people!! The old has passed away and the new has come! This isn't only true about how we will spend eternity, but it is also true about our lives now. I am amazed at how events in our lives can seem at first to be terrible, but turn out to be blessings. Pain that we have experienced can later be a source of renewal and new life. The cycle of "things" dying and new life arising repeats throughout our lives. Isn't it joyous how much God can do?!
Almighty Savior, thank you for dying and rising that we might have life. Help us to claim that life today and every day. Fill us with your Spirit. Amen.