It is tempting to link the renewal of spring with the Easter story. The earth reawakens, and we sense that these new beginnings are signs of God’s gracious presence. We know that without grace, nothing in this life could be sustained.
But the Easter event is far more than a mere reawakening. Christ actually died. In the resurrection, we see the willingness of God to bring new life where there is none. We plant our feet firmly on that promise–our lives linked to Jesus–and rejoice, for nothing in this life has the power to change what God has done and continues to do for us. Easter is the season we celebrate being found; we celebrate God’s claim upon our lives. Each day we live is an Easter event as the amazing work of God in Christ continues to penetrate and transform our lives.
This message is adapted from “Easter Leap of Grace” written by Karen Minnich-Sadler in the March 2005 issue of Lutheran Woman Today (now Gather) magazine.
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