Good morning, friends! I hope you enjoyed a beautiful Easter weekend, celebrating the glory and truth of the Resurrection.
We attended a Sunday morning service as a family, and my 7-year-old proudly marched to the front of the sanctuary with a line of other children to place bright yellow daisies on an upright wooden cross. A somber symbol of execution and death—the Cross—was transformed into something beautiful that day when Jesus walked out of the tomb: a sign of God’s relentless love and our merciful and full redemption.
It’s almost unfathomable, isn’t it?
The Gospel challenges everything we ever thought we knew; it operates outside the boundaries of our human comfort zones. I like the way Tim Keller defines the bottom line of the Gospel of Jesus: “We are more sinful and flawed in ourselves than we ever dared believe, yet at the very same time we are more loved and accepted in Jesus Christ than we ever dared hope.”
The empty grave is the assurance that our hope and our Savior are very much alive. Thanks be to God!
We’ve just wrapped up a long and rather intense 47-day study for Lent here at She Reads Truth—a time of Returning, Repenting, and Remembering. It was not an easy road but it was a rich one, and we have been unbelievably blessed to walk it alongside you. Tomorrow, we will start a new reading plan that focuses on the life of Jesus from resurrection to ascension. The empty tomb is not the end of the story—it is the beginning of all things being made new in Christ!
Meanwhile, keep celebrating, friends! Jesus is risen. He is risen indeed!