He has Risen
This morning I received a text wishing a Happy Easter and it ended with "He has Risen." As I laid in bed, I thought about this statement. As a believer it is a common phrase to hear, especially during this time of year. But how often do we hear it and continue on without truly pondering the Truth behind it? I know I too often do.
The Truth is He HAS Risen, and if I truly believe that, the way I look at life, people, and circumstances changes drastically. It brings Light to some very dark places, and Hope to some very hopeless situations.
The reality is that we live with some very sick babies here. The reality is that some will die while they are with us. Some will return to an orphanage and we may never know the rest of their stories. But the reality of those circumstances doesn't change the reality that we serve a God who is Alive. Not only is He Alive, He is Active, He is Present, He is Good, and He is Sovereign over all these things; over my life, over your life, and over the lives of each of His children here.
Because He has risen, I can live in Light. I love the reminder that this time of year brings that He brings Light into dark places and makes all things new. This winter has been quite dreary and I feel as though it has reflected the condition of my heart. Thankful that spring is here. Light is here and things are being made new...