As I have gotten older, the impact of this day resonates more and more.
There is darkness and gloom in this fallen world, but Christ has conquered the world.
Someone once told me that Easter takes on a whole new meaning when someone close to you dies. Last year, I wrote about how Easter took on a whole new meaning after the passing of my mother. That still is true this year.
It is the most audacious thing in the world to believe the Easter message. And that message is this: death is temporary. When we encounter death, it feels like a permanent separation, an ending of our relationships. But because Jesus rose from the dead, He has conquered death. Now, death is "falling asleep" and we are all waiting for the new day to dawn!
Today is about hope beyond hope. Today we commit ourselves to the belief that light has triumphed over darkness and life has triumphed over death.
He is Risen.