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Luke 24:5 Why do you look for the living among the dead?
The pain of the Good Fridays in our lives—the large and small deaths we all grieve—can make us forget to be hopeful. In our pain, we forget that the sun is still rising and setting, that God is still doing a mighty work in our lives. But God’s grace and mercy pardon our forgetfulness. Easter always comes.
Looking for life in a place of dead things is not a great plan. But like Mary and her companions, I simply couldn’t see a life outside the walls of my own loss. It sometimes takes an angel (or a really smart therapist) to remind us that death never wins—that our greatest hope and brightest lights are shining bright, waiting for us to remember Jesus’ words and share the joy of Easter.