Glorious Easter: He is risen!

Sunday morning comes, bringing hope to a weary world, to those who can hear, who choose to hear.

Hope is the engine of life. Without hope, we have nothing.

Hope motivates us, sustains us, teaches us to have patience, and gives us joy. Hope gives us anticipation of good to come, of a reward and rest at the end of all things.

Easter, and in fact, every Sunday, is a reminder, to those of Christian faith, that hope is secure…that we are secure.

One of my favorite Bible verses is Hebrews 6:19, with these beautiful words:

We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.

The hope we have is Jesus, our “forerunner.”

Sunday morning comes, and Jesus gives us hope.

I often doubt myself. I don’t live up to my intentions. I’m in good company, I think. In fact, the rest of the world is right there with me…some days are better than others, but I fail as often as I succeed.

Where would I be without hope beyond myself?

Another of my other favorite verses is Mark 9:24.

“I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!”

I don’t have hope in myself. I don’t always believe in myself. I fall down, I let myself down.

But I have hope in Jesus, and he is the anchor for my soul, not me. He is the one I believe in, not me.

When I know who I’ve believed, I know where to put my hope.

He makes it easy. His burden is light.

What about you?

Happy Easter, as you think about this wonderful, solemn, joyous, amazing day!

May you find hope for your soul, and an anchor to hold to.



Easter Sunday, spending the day with the littles, spending the morning reflecting on the meaning of this day, and surrounded by family…well, it’s grace-filled for sure. Nothing better than to know I’m in the right place, at the right time, and that it’s all a gift of life, and a gift of God.

The grace that fills my days, even when the days aren’t pretty, or what I’d like them to be, is the grace that sustains. This is the gift of the Giver, that says no matter how life looks at any given moment, it’s all going to be good in the end. The end is already determined, known, won.

Thank God for the day, for the victory of life, and for the grace that makes the moments beautiful, even in the mess of life.

Thank God for family, for my partner, for the joy of the good things.

It’s a grace-filled place I’m in today.

Thank God, the Giver.