Easter SEASON: Celebrating the Risen Savior
"Christ Is Risen'. He Is Risen Indeed!"
In this way we greet each other on Easter
Sunday and on the Sundays during the Easter Season. This greeting
connects us to Christians over the millennia since Jesus' death and resurrection,
reminding us of the surprise and joy that Christians will always experience
at that thought.
Surprise and Joy
It's easy to understand why the early
Christians were absolutely astounded that, hope against hope, their Lord,
Savior and friend was ALIVE. Not that things were ever going to be
the same (sometimes that's a good thing, isn't it? Growth and change can
HURT!), but that their hope was RENEWED in a most unexpected, life and
world changing way.
Resurrection still works that way
While we may have to endure the loss or
even death of something we hold dear, or while we may have to grow beyond
what makes us comfortable, renewal comes to us in surprising ways as we
follow the path Christ lays out for us. Growth and change are natural
and sometimes surprising results of being touched by Resurrection.
Things may not ever be the same again, but following Christ and experiencing
the Surprise and Joy of his presence and guidance can be amazing.