Scripture: 1 John 1:1-10
Reflection: Easter brought forth grand Alleluia’s and a cross dripping with flowers. New life came to all of us as we celebrated the Resurrection of our Lord. Easter is not just a spiritual event but an experience that continues to move in our life. We are Easter people, standing on resurrection hope every day in our real lives.
We cannot deny that we are sinners. We don’t have to pretend that shadows fall across our days. Easter does not bring perfection. Easter does not take us out of our lives. Easter gives us the hope to stay present in the darkness. Easter gives us the ability to move though whatever life throws our way with joy and love.
As we live in communion with God, we take a deep breath of peace knowing we have an advocate, Jesus. Jesus is righteous when we are not and Easter calls us out of the shadows and enables us to be honest about our lives and keep walking toward the light.
Prayer: We rejoice, Almighty God, in your power to turn sorrow into joy, our despair into hope moving us to contentment. Continue to guide us out of the tombs that trap us into the new life of grace. In the name of the Risen One, Jesus our savior, we pray. Amen.
Author: Michelle Thomas-Bush
[Scripture quotations are from New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved].