A a peaceful pink/orange sky greets the morning with sun not quite risen, but as it continues its assent to the horizon intensity increases. The reds and oranges of the glory of the Lord fill the skies.
I imagine Easter morning long ago when Jesus rose from the dead. In my mind the stage is quiet until the large boulder closing the tomb moves seemingly by itself. Brave Roman soldiers are frightened and flee. The one who was dead is now walking forth in light from the dark tomb.
I imagine being there that day! What joy fills my heart to see my friend and master alive once more! I rejoice in the familiar smile upon His face and the shining kindness of His eyes. He has completed His work.
Well, its 2015 now, but as this wonderful day of celebration nears, the same joy rises like fizzing bubbles inside me. The world is in a mess, but the power of Jesus resurrection is alive with hope. It is my same friend and master still alive Whom we greet this day. The work He did, the suffering He endured is past, but the affect remains! He freed me from satan’s clutches, and now I know the wonder of having an intimate relationship with my God Whose love for us all brings light to so many dark places in life.
Easter morning, so full of colors, makes me want to dance and sing. Our world has problems, yet God reigns above them all, and the brilliant light of His love will always outshine all challenges! In confident trust I bring the difficult situations, the emotional pain, the broken places in me all to Him, knowing as He raised Jesus, defeating death, He will raise all my trials to victory too. Best of all I get to spend eternity with Him!
He can do the same for you and for all those living upon the earth! This Easter is a great time to accept the marvelous gift He offers you! Rejoice!