As we are preparing for the upcoming celebration of Easter it’s easy to get caught up in the traditions of hidden baskets, colorful eggs and joyous celebrations with family and friends.
But in all the festivities, don’t miss the central meaning our faith –All Will Be Well
We know that seasons are a part of our lives – our earthly life and spiritual life. The book of Ecclesiastes reminds us, “To every thing there is a season, a time to every purpose under heaven.”
Just living day to day we witness these “seasons”…
The Calm always follows the Storm.
The Light always follows the Darkness.
Spring always follows the Winter.
Spiritually speaking: Our faith tells us the Life will follow death.
Even Dolly Parton adds a more colorful take:
“The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.”
The rain, the storm, the darkness, and the winter may represent our fondest hopes getting dashed, our best ideas coming to nothing, the best we have wearing out and falling apart. We get sick and grow old, fall apart and die. It seems that the dark voice must be right.
But there is another voice within us that says, “Not so. There’s more.” This is a faith-filled voice breaking through the darkness reminding us of the message, “It’s not over yet. All is not in vain.
Easter always follows Good Friday.
God didn’t make us for pain and suffering, for sadness and dying, but for life – enjoying this life and the exciting, eternal life.
So as we prepare to celebrate the upcoming holiday, let’s remember that the egg has to crack to let the new life out and …
There is always HOPE.
“Let us rejoice and be glad.”
Happy Easter and Passover to each of you.