Slowly but surely nature is awakening – its magic box of colors is open and the painting has begun- just in time for a glorious celebration – Holy – Mysterious – Sacred in the manifestation of God’s Power, announcing salvation – proclaiming peace – teaching love !
The night is over – the gloom is gone – the tomb is empty – in the distance – on a hill –a cross stands naked in the wind, radiant in the golden light of a brilliant sunrise —- birds sing- flowers bloom- across the land, bells ring with joy and alleluia –the Lord of Life has Triumphed – the Son of God has Risen!
From a multitude of thoughts spring reflections which best translate into questions:
How could I possibly continue my journey through time – stumbling here – falling there – struggling not to lose hope if there were no Easter morning? His hand grasping mine to lift me up!
Who is there so bold and daring –so boastful and self confident as to claim no need for forgiveness and resurrection?
Who can bear pain –find healing for a heart broken by death and destruction- emerge from the darkness of that inevitable hour of doubt and delusion which tests one’s faith in god and in his creatures- without Jesus’ resurrection?
The Easter candle is lit –it calls us to be witnesses of His resurrection – to be a light in the darkness for a modern world still afflicted by violence and misery –
That We Be an Alleluia People! —-This should be a fitting prayer in this Easter Season 2014!