Monday, May 6, 2013
Spring is such a wonderful time of year, with so many great object lessons all around that teach us about death and resurrection.
God gives us such beauty and pleasure as a little preview of coming atrractions - sort of a foretaste of the feast to come. For just as Jesus rose from the dead that first Easter morning, we too will rise and walk in newness of life, enjoying the wonders of God's new creation together for all eternity.
But in the meantime, we have work to do this season. We are to be God's Easter People - those called by Him to bring faith and hope, peace and joy, love and forgiveness to all those around us - our family, our friends, our neighbors, and yes, even our enemies.
Emily Dickinson once wrote that "love is the person of the resurrection, who scoops up the dust and chants “Live!”.
That's who we are. God's Easter People. We are redeemed, renewed, and restored in the Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, so that we might help others repent and return to the Lord as well.
May the Living Lord give you new life to be His Easter Person today.