Sunday, April 5, 2015
Easter - and Loved Ones Not Here
Six years ago, I lost my baby brother. Fourteen years ago, I lost my eldest brother. I remember holidays with these boys when we were all kids. Easter egg hunts, helping my parents put together their Easter baskets, loving the expressions on their faces when they saw the Easter bunny had been here. I truly don't think there is any joy much greater than watching a child's face light up.
Except one joy....
Easter is about the resurrection of our Lord. It's about the salvation we have through His death and resurrection. It's about the knowledge that He lives on, and so do those we have lost. It's about the faith and hope that they are forgiven and saved and we will see them again. Tonight, I hold tight to that hope. I hold tight to the blessings God has given. I hold tight to the knowledge that Christ is Risen! Christ is risen, indeed!