On Easter Sunday morning we rejoice in the resurrection of Jesus. We sing and shout hallelujah and we rejoice that death could not hold him, that God’s promise was fulfilled. Yet how do we get past the sorrow of Good Friday to the joy of Easter Sunday?
The Lenten and Easter seasons show us that we will survive and surpass the ugliness and brokenness of this world. That ugliness and brokenness are there and will always be there. How do we know that and still continue to rise up as God intends?
We rise up and live according to God’s plan, and we rise up to walk in the footprints Jesus left for us generations ago. We rise up when we look past a person’s malice and find something good within them. We rise up when we look upon the brokenness of the world and see it as the beautiful mosaic God intends.
This message is excerpted from “Easter joy” by Ralen M. Robinson from the April 2019 Cafe online magazine. Today is Easter Sunday, the Resurrection of Our Lord.
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