Somehow, I get the day off in November to watch football and eat in the name of revisionist history but I do not get a day off for Easter. I’m not sure how that works but it’s my favorite day.
This week I remember how much God loves life. My friend, Ben, once said that we don’t serve a God of second chances, we serve a God of new beginnings. This is true. He’s not the God of second, third, or even fiftieth chances because He’s not counting. He is a God of infinite new beginnings because He loves nothing more than to take death and overcome it with life. One day, in “Aslan’s country,” there will be no death and no decay. In this world we will always have age, death and entropy but, by God’s grace, new life always springs up from death. Winter becomes spring, night rolls into another sunrise, flowers begin to grow out of the cold, dead ground. God has no shortage of life to overcome death.
Whatever death we are holding onto, it’s the week to let go. Do not be so easily entangled. In God is more life and new beginnings than we could ever need. This is salvation. This is resurrection. This is abundant life. Welcome to Easter week, friends. It smells an awful lot like Spring."
Reprinted from my son Josh's blog www.theusualmystics.com .
Shalom, friends. :)